JIMMY Hoffa was “buried in a steel drum at a New Jersey landfill after being bumped off by the mafia”, the son of a mobster has claimed.
The union boss disappeared in 1976 and the whereabouts of his remains has stayed a mystery but Frank Cappola, the son of the late mobster Paul Cappola Sr, has claimed he is buried under the Pulaski Skyway.
Union boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in 1976 after going to a mafia meeting in DetroitCredit: Corbis – Getty
Paul Cappola, Sr, pictured, buried Hoffa headfirst in a steel drum, according the mobster’s sonCredit: Fox Nation
The arrow indicates where it’s thought Hoffa was buried in a landfill site in New JerseyCredit: Fox Nation
The site had belonged to Cappola’s dad but is now owned of the New Jersey Department of Transportation and is used to store unused dumpsters by a local waste management company.
Hoffa was murdered in Detroit, according to Cappola, after he turned up to a mafia meeting.
His body was then taken back to New Jersey where he was put in a barrel by Paul Cappola Sr, head first, then buried, Cappola told Fox Nation.
Fox Nation host Eric Shawn took a team of excavators to the site who used radar technology to hunt for curved metal objects in the ground where Cappola thought Hoffa was buried.
Shawn and the show’s producers are now waiting to law enforcement to intervene and dig up the area.
Hoffa’s killer has never been formally identified but but Phillip Moscato Jr, whose father was mobster Phillip ‘Brother’ Moscato Sr, has previously claimed it was hitman Salvatore ‘Sally Bugs’ Briguglio who shot him, and not Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, who was recently played by Robert De Niro in The Irishman.
Moscato confirmed to Fox Nation that Cappola’s claims about the body were correct.
The radar excavation team brought in by the show examined the site where the body is thought to be buried.
While they didn’t dig up the ground they said their technology proved the earth had been disrupted and was dug up and filled.
Their radars also detected curved metal objects, similar to the ones described by Cappola.
The new claims about where Hoffa was buried were made by Paul Cappola to Fox NationCredit: Fox Nation
A radar excavation team brought in by the show examined the siteCredit: Fox Nation
Cappola did not reveal how his dad had become involved in events but told the program he had pushed Hoffa’s body into the steel drum.
“He couldn’t get the legs to bend right,” Cappola said. “Don’t take this the wrong way, because he had a lot of respect for Hoffa, but he said ‘they couldn’t fit the fat little man in a barrel feet first.’
“So they put him in headfirst and then they pushed the cover on top of him. And then they buried him,” he said.
Hoffa was then buried in a spot where Cappola Sr thought the ground would not be disturbed.
What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?
After serving as the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, from 1957 to 1971, Hoffa mysteriously disappeared in 1975 and was never found.
He was legally declared presumed dead in 1982.
Though Hoffa’s death remains unknown, the consensus is that it was a mob-related hit.
The location of where Hoffer was last seen was his home in Detroit, where he left to have a meeting with mob and union-related associates.
Hoffa’s disappearance is one of the most enduring mysteries American crime history has ever known.
FBI reports claim that while Sheeran was in Detroit when Hoffa vanished, many believe the role he may have had in the murder of his former friend and colleague has been exaggerated.
The area where Hoffa is thought to be buried is next to a spot the government did dig up in the 1980s.
The area, known as a federal Superfund site, was cleared in the 1980s by the US Department of Environmental Protection which removed barrels filled with toxic waste.
Cappola said he had come forward at last because most people involved were now dead.
He said his dad, who died in 2008, had always been haunted by his involvement in the killing.
“[He] was very upset all his life over it, that he had to get put into that position. But you know, if you don’t do it, then they do it to you.
“I think I am doing the right thing. My father said ‘I want this man to go home to his family. He needs to go back home.’
“He was a great, good man and my father respected him,” he said.
Hoffa had intended to testify before the special US Senate investigative panel, known as the Church Committee, about Mafia involvement in US-backed plots to assassinate Cuban President Fidel Castro before his death.
Hoffa had intended to testify before the special US Senate investigative panel about Mafia involvement in US-backed plots to assassinate Cuban President Fidel CastroCredit: Time Life Pictures