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Old 09-27-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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Digging for Hoffa

I was born in 1974, so most of the Hoffa stuff happened before I was even born.

Throughout my life, there have been different attempts to find him and the latest one could take place possibly next week in Detroit.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/26/us/mic...html?hpt=hp_t3

Do you think they'll ever find him? I really have no idea what happened to him (whether he was kidnapped, killed, faked his death, etc), but it sure has kept police busy for a long time.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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I saw a blurb on the TV about this as I walked past this morning. All I could think was, Why? Why is someone still taking the time and effort (and presumably, cost) to find him?
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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I saw a blurb on the TV about this as I walked past this morning. All I could think was, Why? Why is someone still taking the time and effort (and presumably, cost) to find him?
I kind of agree with you. I'm not a PO (nor do I play one on the Dis ) but do they have some obligation to close open files, even though they are cold cases?

In the little I know about the case, I think he's in one of the Great Lakes and will never be found.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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I saw a blurb on the TV about this as I walked past this morning. All I could think was, Why? Why is someone still taking the time and effort (and presumably, cost) to find him?
I an unresolved missing person case..not only a missing person but a high profile one at that. The article I was reading indicated they received fairly credible/reasonable lead on this so why not pursue it. The man had 2 children and a spouse who I am sure would like to know what happened to their father/husband.

If it was your family member wouldn't you want them to pursue leads even 30+ years later?
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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I hadn't thought of it from the side of family. That makes much more sense. It's just that was my first reaction to the news today. I wasn't really reacting to it with any thought. That's why the question....Why?
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #6
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I think whoever got rid of him made sure that there wouldn't be anything to find. I know it must be hard for his family not knowing what happened.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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I think whoever got rid of him made sure that there wouldn't be anything to find. I know it must be hard for his family not knowing what happened.
I think this is likely the case..odds are this was well thought out and they wanted to be sure he was never found (or I think he would have been found by now).
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:28 PM   #8
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I think whoever got rid of him made sure that there wouldn't be anything to find. I know it must be hard for his family not knowing what happened.
I agree with you.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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I an unresolved missing person case..not only a missing person but a high profile one at that. The article I was reading indicated they received fairly credible/reasonable lead on this so why not pursue it. The man had 2 children and a spouse who I am sure would like to know what happened to their father/husband.

If it was your family member wouldn't you want them to pursue leads even 30+ years later?
And it is likely a homicide case. There is no staute of limitiations on homicide. Although I bet the odds are, anyone involved is dead.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #10
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I don't think they will ever find him. My brother had dinner with Jimmy Hoffa Jr. a few times and I would always tell him to ride in a separate car to the restaurant.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #11
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I saw an interview this morning with the police dept. that is handling the search. In spite of how the networks are spinning this, the spokesman was adamant that they do NOT think that this has anything to do with Hoffa.

He said that they have credible evidence via ground-penetrating radar that something is buried there, and that they believe that there is a strong likelihood that the witness did indeed see somone being "interred", but that the timing was not consistant with the Hoffa case.

Personally, I suspect that what they will find will be animal remains.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #12
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I doubt he will ever be found.
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