An aging mobster says he knows the location where the infamous labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa - who vanished without a trace in July 1975 - is buried.
NBC 4 New York reports that Tony Zerilli, 85, once a high-ranking member of Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra organized crime family, made this claim.
So where is Jimmy Hoffa buried? In a field in suburban Detroit, about 20 miles north of the restaurant where he was last seen in July 1975 ... supposedly.
“All this speculation about where he is and he’s not," Zerilli told the station.
"They say he was in a meat grinder. It’s all baloney."
In the concrete foundation of the old Giants Stadium in New Jersey is another great urban myth, but Zerilli said Hoffa’s final resting place is Michigan.
In a field in Michigan’s northern Oakland County, to be exact; he was buried in a shallow grave and the plan was to move the body at another time.
But Hoffa's remains were never moved from the spot, the mobster says.
"Once he was buried, he was buried and they let it go,” Zerilli said.
Former U.S. Attorney Keith Corbett, who prosecuted organized crime in Detroit, said Detroit's Mafia families are related in addition to their sworn bonds.
That's one reason the mystery of what happened to Jimmy Hoffa - one of the most famous unsolved cases in U.S. history - was never answered.
“Organized crime was involved in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa,” Corbett said.
Hoffa said he was going to meet a suspected member of the Detroit Mafia and a Teamster boss from New Jersey at a restaurant in suburban Detroit.
That's when he disappeared in July 1975. Hoffa, who was 62 at the time, was never seen or heard from again and was declared legally dead in 1982.