Fox News has learned that the FBI obtained a sealed search warrant to examine a site underneath the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City, New Jersey, where Fox Nation reported that Jimmy Hoffa could be buried. This could lead to a new dig for the remains of the legendary labor leader who disappeared in Detroit on July 30, 1975.
The location is a small plot of land that is just feet off the property line of a former mob-connected dump where it is claimed that Hoffa was buried just days after he vanished. The dump, the PJP Landfill, commonly known as “Moscato’s Dump,” was owned by then Genovese crime family member Phil “Brother” Moscato and businessman Paul Cappola Sr.
Cappola’s son, Frank, told Fox Nation that his father buried Hoffa in a metal drum, digging a hole with an excavator 12 feet down, and piled more drums on top of the one containing Hoffa’s body before covering up the hole with dirt and debris.
The revelations were first reported as part of the Fox Nation series, “Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa,” and are the focus of the fourth episode that is on the streaming service now. A former member of the powerful Genovese family Capo Anthony “Tony Pro” Porvenzano’s New Jersey crew, Ralph Picardo, claimed that after Hoffa was killed in Detroit, his body was shipped in a 55-gallon drum on a Gateway Transportation truck and probably buried at Moscato’s dump.
In March 2020, Fox Nation hired a ground-penetrating-radar company, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, to conduct an underground survey of the location using ultra-high-frequency electromagnetic waves that can detect buried metal. Fox Nation discovered what the radar technician said are multiple large pieces of round metal, half-moon shaped like the sides of barrels, buried on top of each other, starting at about four feet down at the exact location Cappola pointed out and just as he had described them.
“I would bet my life on it that he is still there,” Frank Cappola told Fox Nation. “This is going to lead up to finding him.”
Cappola said his father decided to change the location where he was first ordered to put the body “after hours” because he did not want Hoffa’s remains to be found on his dump’s property.
“Last month, the FBI obtained a search warrant to conduct a site survey underneath the Pulaski Skyway. On October 25th and 26th, FBI personnel from the Newark and Detroit field offices completed the survey, and that data is currently being analyzed. Because the affidavit in support of the search warrant was sealed by the court, we are unable to provide any additional information.”
One of the great mysteries of American history may finally be on the verge of being solved, after more than 45 years.