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Hoffa mystery still fascinates after 4 decades

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Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team survey an area in Oakland Township, Mich., Monday, June 17, 2013 where officials search for the remains of Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa who disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975. The search follows claims made in February by reputed Mafia captain Tony Zerilli, who told Detroit TV station WDIV that he knew where Hoffa was buried.

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Jimmy Hoffa in 1975

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Crime scene tape surrounds the scene in Oakland Township, Mich., Monday, June 17, 2013 where officials search for the remains of Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa who disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975.

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The latest possible resting place of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is an overgrown farm field where the normal calm of chirping crickets is being drowned out by a beeping backhoe, the chop of an overhead news helicopter and the bustle of reporters and onlookers.
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    • Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team survey an area in Oakland Township, Mich., Monday, June 17, 2013 where officials search for the remains of Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa who disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975. The search follows claims made in February by reputed Mafia captain Tony Zerilli, who told Detroit TV station WDIV that he knew where Hoffa was buried.
    •  Jimmy Hoffa in 1975
    •  Crime scene tape surrounds the scene in Oakland Township, Mich., Monday, June 17, 2013 where officials search for the remains of Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa who disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975.
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