Nightly News   |  June 18, 2013

Search for Hoffa continues in Michigan field

The search for Jimmy Hoffa has taken 38 years, spanning several areas, but now the Feds are focusing on a field in Michigan based on a tip from a former mob boss. NBC’s Katy Tur reports from Oakland Township, Mich.

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>>> now to the big search going on in a vacant field outside detroit, michigan. the latest dig site in the ongoing search for jimmy hoffa . this time, however, there's a new serious about it, because it's based on a tip from the son of a former mob boss who says hoffa was buried there alive back in july of 1975 . nbc's katy tur is in oakland township michigan for us tonight. katy , the search for jimmy hoffa hoffa , where he's buried has become a part of the american lexicon for two generations.

>> reporter: it certainly has. they stopped digging for the day. right now it looks like an archeological site than a crime scene. the tip was by tony zarelli. he said hoffa was taken to a barn here after he disappeared in 1975 , he was hit in the head with a shovel, buried alive in a shallow grave and covered in cement. this is one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century . what happened to jimmy hoffa . so far nothing. zarelli says he's 100% positive hoffa is in this field behind me. he's so credible, if they don't find hoffa here, they may never find him.

>> katy tur outside detroit for