On the one hand, it’s pretty hard to argue with the local posters to various internet forums around here, who are calling the current search for Jimmy Hoffa’s body a May-sweeps perennial. We’ve only been here a little over a year, and this is the second we’ve seen in that time; the last one had agents sawing up pieces of floorboard in a Detroit house to test for 30-year-old DNA evidence — all while a TV news crew stood by recording. (“Is that a bloodstain? Could be spilled Pepsi.”)
But this one does seem better than most — the FBI is executing a search warrant, the agent in charge says the info is pretty good, and who knows? Maybe they’ll finally find him, or Judge Crater, or any of the other missing-presumed-dead cases still open out there.