FBI opens investigation into Jimmy Hoffa after Fox Nation reports suspected burial site



Fox News has learned that the FBI has obtained a sealed search warrant to examine a site under the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City, New Jersey, where Fox Nation has reported that Jimmy Hoffa may be buried. This could lead to a new search for the remains of the legendary union leader who disappeared in Detroit on July 30, 1975.

The location is a small plot of land that sits a few yards from the property line of a former crowd-connected dump where it is claimed Hoffa was buried just days after his disappearance. The dump, the PJP dump, commonly known as “Moscato’s Dump,” belonged to Phil “Brother” Moscato, a member of the Genoese crime family at the time, and businessman Paul Cappola Sr.

Cappola’s son Frank told Fox Nation his father buried Hoffa in a metal barrel, digging a hole with an excavator 12 feet deep, and stacked other barrels on top of the one containing Hoffa’s body before covering the hole with dirt and debris.

The revelations were first reported as part of the Fox Nation series, “Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa,” and are the focus of the fourth episode which is currently on the streaming service. A former member of the powerful Capo Anthony Genoese family “Tony Pro” of Porvenzano’s New Jersey crew, Ralph Picardo, claimed that after Hoffa’s death in Detroit, his body was shipped in a 55 gallon barrel. on a Gateway Transportation truck and probably buried at the Moscato landfill.

In March 2020, Fox Nation hired a ground penetrating radar company, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, to conduct an underground site survey using ultra-high frequency electromagnetic waves capable of detecting buried metal. . Fox Nation discovered what the radar technician said were several large, round, half-moon-shaped pieces of metal like the sides of barrels, buried on top of each other, starting about four feet deep in the exact spot. indicated by Cappola and just as he had described them.


“I would bet my life on that that he’s still here,” Frank Cappola told Fox Nation. “This will lead to find him. “

Cappola said his father decided to change the location where he was ordered to drop off the body “after hours” because he did not want Hoffa’s remains to be found on his landfill property. .

“He couldn’t fit the drum,” he said of Hoffa. “They couldn’t put him in the drum feet first. He couldn’t bend his legs properly, so he had to take him out and put him head first.”

“He was very upset about it his whole life. He was told to do it. My father was neither a wise man nor a badass. He was a businessman,” he said. . “But he had to be put in that position because if you don’t, they’ll do it to you.”

The landfill was a notorious toxic waste site in the 1970s and was eventually declared a Federal Superfund Site. It was cleaned up and remediated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies in the 1980s. Ten thousand drums full of toxic waste were removed. But EPA records show the location in question was never examined. The location was not part of the area included in the cleaning plans. The man in charge of the cleanup at the time, Mario Verdibello, told Fox Nation he didn’t believe the location Frank indicated had ever been reviewed and cleaned up.


As part of the Fox Nation series, Cappola first informed famous Hoffa expert and author Dan Moldea about his claim and took him to the site. Moldea, who partnered with the Fox Nation investigation, has looked into Hoffa’s disappearance for the past 46 years. In 1978, he wrote the seminal book, “The Hoffa Wars”, and believes Frank’s claim to be credible.

“Frank’s story – and I’ve heard great stories – but Frank’s story is the best story I’ve heard on this matter since I started investigating this story in 1975,” said declared Moldea.

The FBI declined to comment on the investigation but released a statement confirming that agents had examined the location.

“Last month, the FBI obtained a search warrant to investigate the site under the Pulaski Skyway. On October 25 and 26, FBI staff from the Newark and Detroit field offices completed the investigation, and this data is currently being analyzed. Because the affidavit in support of the search warrant was sealed by the court, we are unable to provide additional information. “

Cappola wanted law enforcement to search the site he located to determine if Hoffa’s remains are indeed there. If that happens, Cappola won’t have lived to see it. He died of lung problems four months after our interview, at the age of 63.

“I want this man to come home to his family,” Cappola told us. “He has to go home with his family.

Watch “Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa” on Fox Nation.



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