An extensive investigation was soon conducted, involving the FBI as the executive U.S. federal institution to conduct criminal investigations.
Former American union leader Jimmy Hoff (full name James Riddle Hoff) mysteriously disappeared on July 30, 1975 in a Detroit suburb. He was last seen in front of the Machus Red Fox restaurant at 6676 Telegraph Road in Bloomfield, an elite suburb of the city. The said restaurant was located about 30 miles northwest of downtown Detroit, and Jimmy Hoffa was probably supposed to meet there with two mob bosses, Anthony Giacalone and Anthony Provenzan. Police officers later found Hoff’s car, a 1974 Pontiac Grand Villa, near the restaurant. That Hoffin vehicle was found unlocked.
Jimmy Hoffe’s disappearance was reported by his wife after he did not return home that evening. An extensive investigation was soon conducted, involving the FBI. Jimmy Hoff was officially pronounced dead on the seventh anniversary of his disappearance, on July 30, 1982. The FBI and other investigative services have never been able to solve the mystery surrounding Hoff’s disappearance. It has become perhaps the most famous case of unexplained disappearance in all of recent American history. Hoff is generally believed to have been killed, but his remains have never been found. He was 62 years old at the time of his disappearance (he was born in 1913 in Brazil in the US state of Indiana).
In the 1992 film adaptation, the character of Jimmy Hoffe was played by the famous Jack Nicholson, and the acting performance of Sylvester Stallone in the film F.I.S.T. from 1978 (Stallone’s character of union leader Johnny Kovac in that film was roughly based on Jimmy Hoffi).