Man Tied to Mafia: Hoffa Buried in Detroit Area

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- A man the U.S. government once described as a Detroit-area Mafia captain says he believes he knows where Jimmy Hoffa's body was buried.
Tony Zerilli tells WDIV that the plan was to bury the ex-Teamsters boss in Oakland County, 30 miles from a Detroit-area restaurant where Hoffa disappeared in 1975. Zerilli talked to a WDIV reporter while they sat in a vehicle at the field in Rochester.
Zerilli was in prison when Hoffa disappeared. The ailing 85-year-old says there was a plan to take Hoffa's body to a hunting lodge in northern Michigan but it never occurred.
Zerilli says Hoffa was a "gentleman" who "didn't deserve what happened." His record includes a 2002 conviction for conspiracy and extortion.
The FBI declined to comment Monday.

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