Hunt for Jimmy Hoffa: Fox Information reporting might spark new dig in New Jersey

Frank Cappola showing Dan Moldea where he says his father buried Jimmy Hoffa. He describes how Hoffa was buried in the latest episode of "Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa" on Fox Nation. (Copyright Dan E. Moldea, 2018 All rights reserved.)

A Fox Nation investigation into the declare about the place Jimmy Hoffa is buried is being actively pursued by regulation enforcement authorities to find out if the legendary labor chief, or one other lacking mob sufferer, is buried below a plot of land in New Jersey.

The event comes after Fox Nation‘s investigative sequence “Riddle: The Seek for James R. Hoffa” used ground-penetrating radar to detect a number of massive items of curved buried metallic, just like buried drums, the place Hoffa’s stays have been stated to be buried in a 55-gallon metallic drum shortly after he disappeared in Detroit in 1975.


“That is going to guide as much as discovering him,” Frank Cappola informed Fox Nation.

Authorities are appearing on Cappola’s declare that it was his father, Paul, who buried Hoffa in a secluded plot of land beneath the elevated Pulaski Skyway in Jersey Metropolis, New Jersey, after the physique was delivered from Detroit. Cappola hoped that his revelations would immediate regulation enforcement to conduct a dig on the website to seek out Hoffa.

Cappola’s father was the co-owner of a former mob-connected poisonous waste dump, referred to as Moscato’s dump, which the FBI was informed within the fall of 1975 was the place Hoffa seemingly ended up. Cappola informed us that after Hoffa’s physique was introduced in, it was his father who stuffed the physique right into a drum earlier than burying it.

“He could not match within the drum,” he stated of Hoffa. “They could not match him within the drum toes first. He could not get the legs to bend proper, so he needed to take him out and put him in head first.”

Frank Cappola showing Dan Moldea where he says his father buried Jimmy Hoffa. He describes how Hoffa was buried in the latest episode of "Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa" on Fox Nation. (Copyright Dan E. Moldea, 2018 All rights reserved.)

Frank Cappola displaying Dan Moldea the place he says his father buried Jimmy Hoffa. He describes how Hoffa was buried within the newest episode of “Riddle: The Seek for James R. Hoffa” on Fox Nation. (Copyright Dan E. Moldea, 2018 All rights reserved.)
(Copyright Dan E. Moldea, 2019. All rights reserved.)

Cappola stated his father determined to vary the situation the place he was first ordered to place the physique “after hours” as a result of he didn’t need Hoffa’s stays to be discovered on his dump’s property.

“He was very upset about it his complete life. He was informed to do it. My father was not a clever man or a troublesome man. He was a businessman,” he stated. “However he needed to be put in that place as a result of if you happen to do not do it, they’ll do it to you.”

He stated his father moved the barrel with a front-end loader, dug a deep gap with an excavator, after which dumped the barrel containing Hoffa’s physique on the backside of the 12-foot-deep pit. He then piled extra metallic drums on high of it, earlier than overlaying all of them up with filth and particles.

The small plot of land, an empty lot of exhausting soil and gravel, is now owned by the New Jersey Division of Transportation and sits simply toes from what was then the Moscato dump property line. 

Fox Nation employed a ground-penetrating-radar firm Floor Penetrating Radar Programs to conduct an underground survey of the situation utilizing ultra-high-frequency electromagnetic waves that may detect buried metallic. We found what the radar technician stated are a number of massive items of spherical metallic, formed like the edges of barrels, buried on high of one another, beginning at about four toes down, simply as Cappola had described them.

“I’d wager my life on it that he’s nonetheless there,” Cappola informed us.


The radar additionally picked up a big part of disturbed earth that seems to be a filled-in pit, as if a big gap had been dug after which had new filth deposited into it.

The dump was a infamous poisonous waste website within the 1970s and was ultimately declared a federal Superfund website. It was cleaned up and remediated by the U.S. Environmental Safety Company and state companies within the 1980s. Ten thousand drums crammed with poisonous waste have been eliminated. However EPA information present that the spot in query was by no means examined. The situation was not a part of the zone that was included within the clean-up plans.

As a part of our sequence, Cappola informed famous Hoffa knowledgeable and creator Dan Moldea about his declare and took him to the positioning. Moldea, who partnered with our Fox Nation investigation, has delved into Hoffa’s disappearance for the previous 46 years. In 1978 he wrote the landmark e-book, “The Hoffa Wars,” and believes that Frank’s declare may be very credible.

“Frank’s story, and I’ve heard some nice tales, however Frank’s story is the perfect darn story I’ve heard about this case since I first began investigating this story in 1975,” Moldea stated.


Moldea, who inspired Cappola to return ahead and reveal the situation, additionally stated Cappola signed an affidavit backing up his claims that “will blow regulation enforcement away.”

Cappola informed us that his father additionally informed two different males about burying Hoffa. One was a detailed buddy referred to as “Lala.” Whereas Frank couldn’t recall “Lala’s” actual identify, the FBI has recognized him as Ralph Pinella, described as “a high lieutenant” within the New Jersey Genovese crime household and mob accomplice to New Jersey Teamsters Union president Anthony “Tony Professional” Provenzano, the Mafia powerhouse who the bureau has lengthy suspected had engineered Hoffa’s homicide. 

President of the Teamsters' Union James Hoffa attends the start of trucking contract talks at the Washington Hilton Hotel, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1967. (AP Photo)

President of the Teamsters’ Union James Hoffa attends the beginning of trucking contract talks on the Washington Hilton Resort, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1967. (AP Picture)

In a press release, the FBI informed Fox Nation, “As with all lacking individual investigation, the FBI is dedicated to finding Mr. Hoffa. All through the practically 46 years since Mr. Hoffa’s disappearance, folks have come ahead with suggestions and knowledge. After we are capable of develop credible leads from these suggestions, we pursue them, and can proceed to take action till the case is solved.”

It’s unlawful for Fox Nation to dig up what we discovered as a result of it’s on state-owned land. 

Final month New York Congressman Lee Zeldin, who’s now working for the Republican nomination for governor, urged authorities to conduct a dig on the spot.

“They should discover all of the motivation within them to get right down to this website and to test this one particular location, which is positioned close to the place they regarded a bit of over 45 years in the past, however they did not truly test this website,” Zeldin informed Fox Information. In 1975 Federal authorities used a search warrant naming a lacking New Jersey mobster as the explanation for analyzing the dump property, however on the time “an actual location” had “not been pinpointed.”

Cappola wished regulation enforcement to excavate the positioning he pinpointed to find out if Hoffa’s stays are certainly there. Sadly, if that occurs, he is not going to have lived to see it. He died of lung points 4 months after our interview, on the age of 63.

“I need this man to go house to his household,” he informed us. “He must go house to his household.”

Watch the 4 episodes of “Riddle: The Search For James R. Hoffa” on Fox Nation by signing up at this time.

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