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Continued: FBI says it found no sign of remains of ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa in suburban Detroit

  • Article by: COREY WILLIAMS , Associated Press
  • Last update: June 19, 2013 - 5:05 PM

"I'd like to put a final nail in the coffin — that they searched the whole field. There is always an open-ended question."

Foley said agents pored over about an acre in their 2 ½-day search. The effort included help from forensic anthropologists at Michigan State University and Michigan State Police cadaver-sniffing dogs.

"We did not uncover any evidence relevant to the investigation on James Hoffa," Foley said. "I am very confident of our result here after two-days-plus of diligent effort."

Hoffa's son, James P. Hoffa, is the current Teamsters president, and union spokeswoman Leigh Strope said family members "do hold out hope that they will one day learn what happened."

Detroit FBI spokesman Simon Shaykhet said Wednesday that there was no connection between the dig for Hoffa's remains and an excavation Tuesday at the house in New York once occupied by gangster James Burke. Burke, a Lucchese crime family associate known as "Jimmy the Gent," was the inspiration for Robert De Niro's character in the 1990 Martin Scorsese movie "Goodfellas."

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  • Robert Foley, center, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit division, addresses the media in Oakland Township, Mich., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 where he announced the FBI was ending the search operations for the remains of Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa who disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975.

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