LABOR: Every Lead Is a Promise

Almost three weeks after the disappearance of onetime Teamster Boss Jimmy Hoffa, the mystery appeared no closer to being solved. "We have no information on the whereabouts of Mr. Hoffa, whether he is living or dead," said Jay Bailey, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI office in Detroit. "We don't know if his disappearance was voluntary or otherwise. Every lead is a promise, and we're getting them by the hundreds. But there is nothing we can consider promising at this moment."

As each day passed, it grew ever more unlikely that Hoffa had been kidnaped for ransom or...

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