More digging at horse farm as FBI’s Hoffa search reaches day No. 11
MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The search for the remains of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa would continue through the Memorial Day weekend after nothing was found in the 11th day of digging at a horse farm, the FBI said Saturday.For several hours, agents used a backhoe to dig where a barn had been demolished a few days earlier at the Hidden Dreams Farm about 30 miles northwest of Detroit, said FBI spokeswoman Dawn Clenney.The FBI has said it has a credible tip that the former Teamsters boss is buried at the 89-acre site, which at one time was owned by Hoffa associate Rolland McMaster.A government investigator has said that Donovan Wells, who lived on the land at the time, was the one who gave the FBI the tip that has sparked the intense effort.Wells’ lawyer, Joseph J. Fabrizio, has said his client told the FBI in 1976 that he saw suspicious activity on the farm around the time of Hoffa’s disappearance.Hoffa last was seen on a night he was scheduled to have dinner at a restaurant in Bloomfield Township, about 20 miles from the farm. He was supposed to meet with a New Jersey Teamsters boss and a Detroit Mafia captain, who both are now dead.
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