Source: Hoffa Disposed Of via Wood Chipper
Law enforcement source says there's no body to find
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2013 7:36 AM CDT
This July 26, 1959 file photo shows Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa in Washington.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – The latest search for Jimmy Hoffa's body turned up nothing, and that's exactly what any future searches will turn up, too, a law enforcement source tells DNAinfo ... because the Teamster boss's body was put through a Michigan wood chipper, and there's nothing left of it, the source says. Hoffa was first strangled by New York mobster and Hoffa rival Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, according to the source, who was close to the 1975 investigation into Hoffa's disappearance.

The source explains how things went down: Provenzano didn't want Hoffa, fresh out of prison, to retake control of the Teamsters, so he orchestrated a meeting between Hoffa and his "adopted" son at a restaurant outside Detroit. Provenzano and another mafia honcho were in the back seat of the car Hoffa climbed into, and Hoffa was garroted from behind. The killers then drove another 16 miles to Inkster, Michigan, where they did the gruesome deed. DNAInfo shares one fact that give a whiff of credence to the story: A 2000 FBI test on a strand of hair found in the 1975 Mercury Marquis Brougham the source says Hoffa was killed in belonged to ... Hoffa.

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NorCalHal
Jun 22, 2013 12:25 AM CDT
The ONLY reason I would be interested in where Hoffa is - it has been a great hiding place for all these years and I can think of a couple of people I'd like to see disappear for as long!!!!
People_Suck
Jun 21, 2013 8:58 PM CDT
How much Hoffa could a wood chipper chip if a wood chipper could chip Hoffa?
HANKHILL
Jun 21, 2013 6:43 PM CDT
no no no! he is alive and well and driving a cab in nyc!