FBI ends search for remains of Jimmy Hoffa in field near Detroit

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Michigan (Reuters) - The FBI on Wednesday morning called off the search for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa in a suburban field near Detroit, the head of the Detroit office said.

The third day of searching was in its early hours when Robert Foley told reporters that no evidence of human remains had been found.

The FBI began digging in the field after an 85-year-old reputed mobster told them he was sure Hoffa was buried alive in the field after his disappearance in another Detroit suburb in 1975, when Hoffa was 62.

(Reporting by Joseph Lichterman; Editing by Bernie Woodall and Gerald E. McCormick)