The FBI obtained a search warrant to conduct a “site survey” under the Pulaski Skyway, FBI Special Agent Mara Schneider of the Detroit field office said in a statement Friday.
“On October 25th & 26th, FBI personnel from the Newark and Detroit field offices completed the survey and that data is currently being analyzed,” Schneider said. “Because the affidavit in support of the search warrant was sealed by the court, we are unable to provide any additional information.”
The FBI used radar equipment to conduct the two-day subterranean search on private property, the source told CNN.
One of the most powerful union leaders at a time that unions wielded a great deal of sway over elections — and were notoriously tied to organized crime — Hoffa was forced out of the organized labor movement when he went to federal prison in 1967 for jury tampering and fraud.
President Richard Nixon pardoned him in 1971 on the condition that he not try to get back into the union movement before 1980. But Hoffa tried to regain control of the union, angering his rivals.
The FBI has searched various locations in their effort to locate Hoffa’s remains but have always come up empty-handed.