A tip from a 75-year-old federal inmate gave FBI agents what they’re calling their best chance yet to crack the 30-year-old mystery of what happened to former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, says the Detroit Free Press. The clue brought engineers, anthropologists, ground-penetrating radar, backhoes, and dozens of law-enforcement officials to the Hidden Dreams Farm in western Oakland County, Mi. The search will take up to two weeks, including removal of a barn.
A tip that Hoffa was buried on the farm came from Donovan Wells, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison two years ago in a marijuana smuggling scheme. Hoffa vanished on July 30, 1975. ,Retired FBI agent John Anthony said the horse farm is a new theory to him: “Even if they find something, will it be able to lead to a prosecution? The circle of people associated with this is getting smaller all the time.” Anthony said he believes Hoffa was killed and his body destroyed at a mob-run industrial plant.