The last resting place of ex-Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa is one of the greatest mysteries in modern times. The obnoxious and charismatic union leader had done great work on behalf of blue-collar workers in his lifetime, but he, like so many others, had succumbed to the temptations of corruption and organized crime.
Jimmy Hoffa was last seen on July 30, 1975, waiting outside a Detroit-area restaurant for two of his friends in the Mafia. Today, 40 years later, experts believe they know what really happened to Jimmy Hoffa and where he can be found…
James Riddle Hoffa was born in 1913 in Indiana. The son of a poor coal miner, Jimmy grew up with a very real sense of camaraderie for his fellow Blue-collar workers and was a great supporter of civil rights. Jimmy was also an uncommonly charismatic natural leader and showed these strengths when he organized a labor strike at a Detroit grocery store where he was working in his teens.