A new Jimmy Hoffa tip from an ex-gangster has some wondering if the mystery surrounding the notorious man's disappearance may finally be put to rest. Anthony “Tony” Zerilli says he has information on where Hoffa's body is, and on Jan. 14 Time shared the details.
People have spent years trying to determine where Jimmy Hoffa ended up, to no avail. Now Zerilli, 85, has shared a Jimmy Hoffa tip that he knows what happened the day Hoffa was last seen in a Detroit restaurant. According to Zerilli, who served six years in a federal penitentiary for extortion and racketeering, Hoffa was buried in an Oakland County, Mich. field.
Zerilli goes on to say that his understanding is that Hoffa was going to be put in a shallow grave in a northern Oakland County field, and then later he would be moved upstate to Rogers City. He adds that the plan to move Hoffa fell through, so the body was left in Oakland County. Time's sources indicate that law enforcement gives Zerilli's Jimmy Hoffa tip some serious credibility, believing that his mob ties make him someone who would have solid information.
Tony Zerilli himself was in jail at the time of Hoffa's disappearance, but was in the inner circle and is very likely someone who would have some knowledge on what happened. At the same time, Zerilli is broke and hoping to make some money, so suddenly having a great story about what allegedly happened could be his attempt to profit.
Vibe notes that Tony Zerilli has always been a key figure in the case, but he refused to answer questions for decades. The field Zerilli notes happens to be about 20 miles north of the Detroit restaurant where Hoffa was last seen. Zerilli was once a high-ranking member of the La Cosa Nostra family, but he says now he's dead broke and has zero quality of life.
Do you think this Jimmy Hoffa tip has any credence? Will authorities every solve this decade-old mystery?