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The FBI has reopened the case of missing union boss Jimmy Hoffa, looking for his body in a former mob-connected New Jersey landfill underneath the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City after receiving a tip claiming he is buried there in a steel drum.

The New York Times is reporting that FBI agents conducted a “site survey” under the Skyway in October after obtaining a search warrant. They would not confirm that it was for Hoffa’s remains. The mob-connected Teamsters leader disappeared in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 1975. A number of tips over the years have led to dead ends concerning his body’s whereabouts. He was declared dead in 1982.

“On October 25th & 26th, FBI personnel from the Newark and Detroit field offices completed the survey and that data is currently being analyzed,” Special Agent Mara Schneider remarked via a statement. “Because the affidavit in support of the search warrant was sealed by the court, we are unable to provide any additional information.”

Fox Nation reported during a special earlier this year about the tip and the potential burial site. Radar experts claim to have confirmed steel drums at the landfill. Genovese crime family member Phil “Brother” Moscato and businessman Paul Cappola Sr. co-owned the dump where Hoffa’s body was allegedly disposed of.

A journalist reportedly named Dan Moldea gave the tip to the FBI. He has written a great deal on the legendary union boss. He claims the tip originated from Paul Cappola Sr., who was a PJP worker but it was given to him by his son Frank, who passed away in 2020. The tip was reportedly a deathbed confession. Cappola would go on to tell his son that he was instructed where to bury the body in the landfill by its co-owner Phil Moscato.

“I would bet my life on it that he is still there,” Frank Cappola told Fox Nation in an interview. “This is going to lead up to finding him.”

“He couldn’t fit in the drum,” he said referring to Hoffa. “They couldn’t fit him in the drum feet first. He couldn’t get the legs to bend right, so he had to take him out and put him in headfirst.”

“He was very upset about it his whole life. He was told to do it. My father was not a wise guy or a tough guy. He was a businessman,” the younger Cappola said. “But he had to be put in that position because if you don’t do it, they are going to do it to you.”

In 2008, Cappola Sr. told his son he was nervous about someone having seen where Moscato pointed while telling him where to put Hoffa, so he chose a different area of the landfill. He claims to have buried Hoffa’s drum and several others eight to twelve feet down with an excavator. He covered the site with dirt, stones, and “something detectable” under the surface the Times reported.

“For me, this has been a long 46-year journey,” Moldea tweeted. “I have full confidence in what the FBI is doing. I don’t want to say anything that will jeopardize their investigation. Once resolved—win, lose, or draw—I will have much more to say.”

Hoffa vanished outside the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. Another claim was made earlier this year by a former mob lawyer who asserted that he had helped in burying the union boss’s remains at a Georgia golf course.

Union official Frank Sheeran was depicted as the killer of Hoffa in the 2019 movie “The Irishman.” New Jersey has been the center of searches for Hoffa before Sheeran was said to have been meeting with New Jersey mob boss Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano and another Mafia leader on the day Hoffa disappeared but it has never been proven he took Hoffa out.

Ralph Picardo, who belonged to Provenzano’s crew, claimed that after Hoffa was dispatched in Detroit, his body was shipped in a 55-gallon drum on a Gateway Transportation truck and was most likely buried at Moscato’s dump.

Once again, Hoffa is making the news with more than a little skepticism:

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