Sorry, I was going to try to just bang out the rest of the notes described in the previous post, but this news from yesterday warrants a post. Yesterday, in a shocking announcement, the FBI declared it found no evidence of the remains of Jimmy Hoffa during a search under a New Jersey Bridge. Hoffa went missing in 1975 after a lunch at the Machus Red Fox in Bloomfield Township with some good old boys in good old Oakland County. His body was never found.
An FBI spokesperson said “While we do not currently anticipate any additional activity at the site, the FBI will continue to pursue any viable lead in our efforts to locate Mr. Hoffa.” I won’t even waste your time with the litany of news articles and links covering the various massive digs and other investigative manpower spent in this case since 1975. I’m guessing if his death was at the hands of the mob, it was a much more humane and quick death than those suffered by the kids in the OCCK case.
Also, Dan Moldea, a journalist who has written extensively about the Hoffa saga, said he was personally briefed by the FBI in a video conference call Thursday.
We will pursue any viable lead. We brief journalists on the case. Never fucking heard that once in the OCCK case.
I’m sure there is some explanation for why the FBI is the lead agency in the Hoffa case. Organized crime involvement, political-type figure, who knows. I am more interested in how L. Brooks Patterson, who was Oakland County prosecutor when Hoffa disappeared in 1975 and when four preteen kids went missing and were found dead in 1976 and 1977, managed to offload these massive and still unsolved cases on to the FBI (Hoffa) and the MSP (OCCK). I can picture him wiping his hands and breathing a sigh of relief. He could go back to welfare fraud cases, making trouble for his enemies, and getting press by making outrageous statements instead of reporting real prosecutorial success.