Thirty eight years after he disappeared, authorities say that a new lead is the most-credible one they've ever had.  A broke, aging,  former upper-echelon member of the Detroit mafia is apparently breaking his silence.

NBC 4 New York reports that Tony Zerilli, 85, said Hoffa was buried in a field in suburban Detroit, about 20 miles north of the restaurant where he was last seen in July 1975.

Zerilli said Hoffa’s final resting place is in a field in Michigan’s northern Oakland County. He was buried in a shallow grave and the plan was to move the body at another time, but Hoffa's remains were never moved from the first spot where they were buried, he said.

Zerilli was one of the personalities that the authorities have questioned in the past - even though his alibi holds up:  Zerilli was in prison at the time Hoffa was last seen.

So why is Zerilli talking now?

“I’m dead broke. I got no money,” Zerilli told NBC 4 New York. “My quality of life is zero.”

Members of the FBI have not disclosed what they plan to do with this new information.





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