A Detroit man described by federal agents as a formerly high-ranking gangster is breaking his silence about the unsolved mystery in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa after decades of refusing to answer questions.
The man — who federal agents say is a main character in the infamous unsolved mystery — says the union leader was buried in a field in suburban Detroit — about 20 miles north of the restaurant where he was last seen.
Former U.S. Attorney Keith Corbett, who prosecuted organized crime in Detroit for 20 years, says Detroit’s mafia families share blood relations in addition to their sworn bonds, which is one reason why Hoffa’s disappearance has gone unsolved.
Zerilli says he’s been frustrated watching the FBI chase countless tips from publicity hounds seeking attention by saying they know Hoffa’s burial spot – rumors that have included locations around Detroit and the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
The truth, Zerilli says, is that Hoffa never got very far from where he was last seen. He believes the union leader’s final resting place is about 20 miles north of the restaurant where he was last scene, in a field in northern Oakland County, Mich.
One red flag pops up here. Zerilli is broke and admits to looking for a payday for the revelation of the information he claims to sit on.
The case of Jimmy Hoffa, who mysteriously disappeared in 1975, has been a subject shrouded in mystery and wild theories over the last four decades. Will Tony Zerilli’s information finally crack the case? Still, even if Hoffa’s body is found, who killed him?
News report from NBC News