Search for Jimmy Hoffa's remains to resume Wednesday - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Search for Jimmy Hoffa's remains to resume Wednesday

Posted: Updated:
Heavy equipment digs up an Oakland Township field. Heavy equipment digs up an Oakland Township field.
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -

The latest dig in the search for former Teamsters' boss Jimmy Hoffa continued on Tuesday in an Oakland Township field.

"One of the areas has been completed in terms of its being checked thoroughly. They're checking another area, which is still consistent with the information," said Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.

On Monday, two slabs of concrete were found underground, which coincides with the statements made by Tony Zerilli.

"There is concrete back there," Bouchard said. "Obviously that was part of the original information, and it's consistent with that. They're working with that and around that area to determine, and this second area potentially is in line with that same information."

"I'm not going to get specifically into the information other than it's been reported that the concrete was relevant to the information and the search, and all of that is true."

This dig has created a major buzz, and many people in and around the area wanted to get up close and witness what they hope to be the solving of one of this country's biggest mysteries.

"I don't think he'll ever be found, personally, but I think that with a tip like Tony Zerilli, you kind of have to look into it," said one bystander. "I think it would be awesome if they found him."

Not everyone is as optimistic, though. The manpower and dollars the FBI is spending to conduct this dig is not an appropriate use of resources according to some.

"This is like a big operation. I can't believe that the FBI is playing into this guy's hand. It's almost embarrassing to see these guys. I mean, the effort and dollars that are going into this, it's just seems like just a waste," said another bystander.

Meanwhile, law enforcement was very clear on why they are conducting the search.

"We have to give it a good faith attempt. If it can bring closure, that's what we hope for. We'd like this to be closure for the community, for the family and for all involved," Bouchard said.

One thing crews did find on Tuesday was bones from animals. The dig ended early before 6:00 p.m. and will resume Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Migrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington Hills

    Migrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington Hills

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:10:56 GMT
    Illegal immigrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington HillsTwenty-four illegal immigrant teens from Central America will soon be housed at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Farmington Hills, which has secured a federal contract. The immigration issue is a major one, and what seemed far, far away is now coming closer and closer to home."We've been watching this for six, eight weeks now, now it's Michigan," said William Largent, president and CEO of Meskwaki. the business arm of...
    Illegal immigrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington HillsTwenty-four illegal immigrant teens from Central America will soon be housed at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Farmington Hills, which has secured a federal contract. The immigration issue is a major one, and what seemed far, far away is now coming closer and closer to home."We've been watching this for six, eight weeks now, now it's Michigan," said William Largent, president and CEO of Meskwaki. the business arm of...
  • VIDEO: Witness says man roughed up by Clinton Township police, hospital security

    VIDEO: Witness says man roughed up by Clinton Township police, hospital security

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:38 GMT
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
  • Large two truck crash closes I-75, second accident nearby

    Large two truck crash closes I-75, second accident nearby

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:57:29 GMT
    A crash involving two semi trucks shut down I-75 tonight, according to Michigan State Police.
    A crash involving two semi trucks shut down I-75 tonight, according to Michigan State Police.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices