Federal agents search land linked to Hoffa case

  • Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 10:49 p.m.
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
A backhoe arrives on the scene as Robert Foley, center, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Detroit division, addresses the media with Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, right, in Oakland Township, Mich., on Monday.
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio A backhoe arrives on the scene as Robert Foley, center, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Detroit division, addresses the media with Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, right, in Oakland Township, Mich., on Monday.

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Federal agents revived the hunt for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa on Monday, bringing excavation equipment to a field in suburban Detroit where a reputed Mafia captain said the Teamsters boss’ body was buried.

Robert Foley, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Detroit division, said the agency and its partners had a search warrant allowing them to dig at the property in Oakland Township, about 25 miles north of Detroit.

Officials are “here to execute a search warrant, based on information that we have involving the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa,” Foley said.

He said the warrant was sealed and details about what was sought would not be released.

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, who joined Foley at a news conference, said it was his “fondest hope” to bring closure for Hoffa’s family and the community.

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