In search of Jimmy Hoffa

The FBI says it is searching a field in suburban Detroit based on information involving the disappearance of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.

Robert Foley, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit division, says the agency and its partners on June 17 executed a search warrant in Oakland Township, about 25 miles north of Detroit. (AP)

FBI investigates potential burial site for Jimmy Hoffa

Eric Shawn reports from New York

Authorities dig for body of former teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa

Law enforcement officials block the street to the scene in Oakland Township, Mich., Monday, June 17, 2013 where officials search for the remains of Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa who disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

FILE - This July 26, 1959 file photo of Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa in Washington. Tony Zerilli, convicted of crimes as a reputed Mafia captain, has come forward with claims that missing Teamsters boss was buried in suburban Detroit. The former head of the FBI in Detroit said Zerilli was reputed to be the underboss of the Detroit organized crime family, so he would have been in the know. Hoffa disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975. (AP Photo, File)

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James R. Hoffa, the former Teamsters union president, speaks during a news conference in Washington, in this June 3, 1974 photo. Nearly 28 years after ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared, law enforcement officials dug into the ground outside a home in Hampton Township, Mich., Wednesday, July 16, 2003, to search for evidence, a prosecutor said. Hoffa, father of current Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, disappeared from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Oakland County's Bloomfield Township in July 1975. (AP Photo/File)

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012, file photo, people photograph a driveway in Roseville, Mich. that a tipster said could be the final resting place of missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa. Authorities plan to take soil samples from under the driveway. Hoffa’s mysterious disappearance, assumed death and myriad searches for his body have been the stuff of urban legends for more than three decades. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

FILE - In this May 25, 2006, file photo, excavation crews dig up the site of a horse barn that was demolished as part of the FBI's search for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa in Milford Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

FILE - In this May 28, 2004, file photo, members of the media gather outside a Detroit home where investigators ripped up floorboards where one-time Jimmy Hoffa ally Frank Sheeran claims to have killed him. Hoffa’s mysterious disappearance, assumed death and myriad searches for his body have been the stuff of urban legends for more than three decades. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Seth Lower) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

FILE - In this May 28, 2004, file photo, members of the media gather outside a Detroit home where investigators ripped up floorboards where one-time Jimmy Hoffa ally Frank Sheeran claims to have killed him. Hoffa’s mysterious disappearance, assumed death and myriad searches for his body have been the stuff of urban legends for more than three decades. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Seth Lower) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

FILE - In this May 24, 2006, file photo, workers, including Federal Bureau of Investigation evidence response team members, probe the ground near a demolished barn at a horse farm in Milford Township, Mich., where FBI agents investigating Jimmy Hoffa's 1975 disappearance were working for an eighth day. Hoffa’s mysterious disappearance, assumed death and myriad searches for his body have been the stuff of urban legends for more than three decades. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 1975, file photo, a man walks over a rubble field in Jersey City, N.J., one of the locations where authorities searched for the body of missing former Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. (AP Photo, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 1975 file photo Bloomfield Township Police Chief Robert Snell fields questions from reporters about the mysterious disappearance of former Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa. Hoffa was reported missing on July 31, 1975, after meeting with reputed Detroit mob enforcer Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone and alleged New Jersey mob figure Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano at a restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Mich. (AP File Photo)

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 1975 file photo Bloomfield Township Police Chief Robert Snell fields questions from reporters about the mysterious disappearance of former Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa. Hoffa was reported missing on July 31, 1975, after meeting with reputed Detroit mob enforcer Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone and alleged New Jersey mob figure Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano at a restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Mich. (AP File Photo)

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 1957, file photo Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters vice president and leading candidate to succeed Dave Beck as the IBT's new president, waves to delegates at the opening of the Teamsters Union convention at Miami Beach, Fla. Hoffa’s mysterious disappearance, assumed death and myriad searches for his body have been the stuff of urban legends for more than three decades and continue with the most recent report that the former Teamsters chief’s remains are buried beneath a concrete driveway just north of Detroit. (AP Photo/File)

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 1957, file photo Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters vice president and leading candidate to succeed Dave Beck as the IBT's new president, waves to delegates at the opening of the Teamsters Union convention at Miami Beach, Fla. Hoffa’s mysterious disappearance, assumed death and myriad searches for his body have been the stuff of urban legends for more than three decades and continue with the most recent report that the former Teamsters chief’s remains are buried beneath a concrete driveway just north of Detroit. (AP Photo/File)