From serious to scurrilous, some Jimmy Hoffa theories

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The FBI's confirmation last week that it was looking at a spot near a New Jersey landfill as the possible burial site of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is the latest development in a search that began when he disappeared in 1975.

A number of theories have emerged about Hoffa since he was reported missing, though many of them have been tied to book releases. From serious to scurrilous, here are some of the best:Hoffa was killed on the orders of alleged New Jersey mob figure Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano. His body was "ground up in little pieces, shipped to Florida and thrown into a swamp.

"When that information came to our attention we batted it around, but we were all convinced in the end that this guy was not reliable," FBI agent Jim Kossler said then. "We were able to prove to our mind that what he was telling us couldn't have happened because he either couldn't have been there or he was in jail at the time.

"They took a body from Detroit, where they have one of the biggest lakes in the world, and drove it all the way back to New Jersey? Come on," Bob Buccino said.Hoffa was killed and his body was buried beneath a swimming pool in Oakland County's Hampton Township.Richard C. Powell, who used to live on the property and who was serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for a 1982 homicide in Saginaw County.

Marvin Elkind, a self-described "chauffeur and goon for mob bosses," in the 2011 book "The Weasel: A Double Life in the Mob."The building, home to General Motors' headquarters, stands and the claim has never been taken seriously.Hoffa was buried in a makeshift grave beneath a concrete slab of a barn in Oakland Township about 25 miles north of Detroit.Reputed Mafia captain Tony Zerilli in the online "Hoffa Found.

 

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