FBI Agents Search Detroit Land Linked to Hoffa Case

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OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Federal agents are searching a field in suburban Detroit where a man who believes he knows where Jimmy Hoffa was buried has said remains of the former Teamsters leader might be found.

FBI spokesman Simon Shaykhet told The Associated Press in an email Monday morning that the agency declined immediate comment on the search in Oakland Township, about 25 miles north of Detroit.

Tony Zerilli told Detroit TV station WDIV in February that the FBI had enough information for a search warrant to dig at the site. Zerilli was in prison in 1975 when Hoffa disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant but told New York TV station WNBC in January he was informed about Hoffa's whereabouts after his release.

Hoffa was president of the Teamsters union until 1971.

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