Jimmy Hoffa: Still Missing 36 Years Later

These videos tell the story of the rise and fall of Jimmy Hoffa.
Jimmy Hoffa was born February 14, 1913 and disappeared on July 30, 1975 at the age of 62. Hoffa would be 98 years old today if he is still alive.
Hoffa was seen outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Deerfield, Michigan before his disappearance. His wife, Josephine, had thought her husband was unusually nervous when leaving the house, for what Hoffa thought would be a meeting to discuss his return to the presidency of the Teamsters union.
A 1975 Mercury Marquis Brougham almost hit a truck. Then the truck driver, could see Jimmy Hoffa in the back seat, of the vehicle. He also noticed something covered up with a gray blanket, that probably was a rifle.
The police found out the car belonged to Joe Giacalone, the son of Anthony Giacalone, who was a known mobster. Chuckie O’Brien a Teamster was the driver of the car that day, since Joe Giacalone had loaned it to him.
Hoffa knew O’Brien well enough to feel comfortable getting into a car with him. We can only assume that Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone and Anthony Tony Pro” Provenzano, who allegedly were to meet Hoffa at the Red Fox restaurant, sent O’Brien to pick Hoffa up, then Hoffa was killed of and the body disposed of in a place where it would never be found.
We will never know if Giacalone and Provenzano participated in the death of Hoffa. They could have had O’Brien drive Hoffa to a location where a hitman would finish the job.
One thing for certain is that there is no way Hoffa would disappear of his own volition. He was in the midst of his quest to regain the presidency of the Teamster’s union.
Where he was buried remains a mystery today. These are just some of the places he may have been buried:

According to Ralph Picardo, the convict who fingered the conspirators, Hoffa’s body was put in a 55-gallon steel drum and carted away in a Gateway Transportation truck. Picardo said he didn’t know where it was taken.


  • According to another jail bird, Hoffa’s body was taken to New Jersey where it was mixed into the concrete that was used to construct the New York Giant’s football stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
  • Hoffa was said to have been buried in a 100-acre gravel pit in Highland, Michigan, which was owned by his brother William.
  • His widow Josephine died only five years after his disappearance.
    Trutv.com has a six page article about the disappearance of Hoffa and the events which may have led to his death.



    Author: Andrew Godfrey

    Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

    2 thoughts on “Jimmy Hoffa: Still Missing 36 Years Later”

    1. It seems a wry sort of coincidence that Jimmy Hoffa’s middle name was Riddle – considering where his body is located is still one of the most famous unsolved murders in United States history.

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