MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Reputed Detroit mob underboss Anthony Zerilli came out this weekend to say he knows where the bodies are buried – one body in particular, belonging to Detroit’s most notorious missing person – Jimmy Hoffa.
The 85-year old Zerilli says Hoffa’s killers buried him in a shallow grave and were going to move him to a hunting lodge in northern Michigan after they killed him 37 years ago. But Zerilli – who was in prison at the time on a racketeering charge – said they left him where he was.
Local reporter and mob boss expert Scott Burnstein thinks this is the biggest break in the Hoffa case since the former Teamster union boss’ disappearance. Zerilli is the son of Detroit mafia founder Joe Zerilli and served as the Detroit mob underboss from 1979 to 2002.
Zerilli hasn’t yet publicly said where the shallow grave is, but Burnstein said it’s in northern Oakland County, about 20 miles away from Hoffa’s last sighting. Hoffa was last seen in Bloomfield Hills on July 30, 1975.
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