posted on May, 17 2006 @ 05:47 PM
A recent breaking news report from CNN indicates that the FBI, in conjunction with local law enforcement, is in the process of searching farmland
outside of Detroit. The Milford Township search is being conducted in hopes of uncovering the body of famed teamster Jimmy Hoffa. Since Hoffa went
missing in 1975, even if remains are found it will likely take time to identify them with DNA.
FBI agents and local police searched farmland Wednesday afternoon outside Detroit, Michigan, after receiving a tip about the disappearance of former
Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa.
Aerial footage from the scene showed at least 15 people outside of a barn, most of whom were digging a rectangular hole.
Hoffa was last seen July 30, 1975. The FBI has a sample of his DNA.
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Though I am impressed with the FBI's efforts to continue a 21 year old investigation into an unsolved murder, Frank Sheehan, who died in 2003 had
already confessed to the murder. Aside from identifying the body, it is highly unlikely that any additional evidence could be found that would lead
to any arrests.
Call me silly, but I would rather the FBI concentrate on corruption and anti-terrorism investigations, but I suspect that the former would not go over
well, netting roughly 1/3 of all elected officials and the latter is likely more hype than the active threat that it is purported to be.