We had a thread at one time about the renewed search for Hoffa's body. It looks like a dead-end search.
(AP) The FBI is ending its search for Jimmy Hoffa's remains at a suburban Detroit horse farm, a local prosecutor says police told him.
Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca said Tuesday that he was informed by Bloomfield Township police that the search was ending at the Hidden Dreams Farm in Milford Township.
Messages seeking comment were left Tuesday with FBI spokeswoman Dawn Clenney and with Bloomfield Township and Milford Township police.
Hoffa was last seen at a Bloomfield Township restaurant in July 1975.
FBI agents had spent two weeks digging up a horse farm and bringing in experts in their latest search for the long-missing former Teamsters' boss.
One congressman said it's time to set some spending limits on this project..
"The FBI might be better off establishing a budget and some kind of timeline, because what new information do they have now, 31 years later?" U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Mich., asked.
The FBI hasn't revealed any significant evidence from the search so far, or the cost.
When agents arrived at the farm earlier this month, based on what Detroit agent-in-charge Daniel Roberts called a credible tip, Roberts said he expected the search for the former Teamsters' boss' body to take a couple of weeks and involve more than 40 FBI personnel, along with demolition experts, archaeologists and anthropologists.
"It seems to be a no-holds-barred move on the part of the FBI to do all this sifting and digging and searching," Knollenberg said. "It's purely a question of cost at this moment. ... It's the taxpayer that has the voice here, too."
The FBI defended its efforts in a statement last week, saying: "The expenditure of funds has always been necessary in each and every case the FBI works, and this one is no exception."
"We will not abandon our responsibility to effectively investigate a pending organized crime case simply because it might be termed `too old,' nor will we compromise any other ongoing investigation in the process," the statement said.
FBI spokeswoman Dawn Clenney said the search would continue Tuesday.
Hoffa disappeared in July 1975 from a Detroit-area restaurant about 20 miles from Hidden Dreams Farm, land once owned by Hoffa associate Rolland McMaster.
McMaster's lawyer, Mayer Morganroth, has said that his now 93-year-old client was in Indiana on union business at the time Hoffa disappeared and that, to his knowledge, McMaster was never a suspect. The two men Hoffa was to meet the day he disappeared, a New Jersey Teamsters boss and a Detroit Mafia captain, who are both dead.