It seems like the least likely place to bury Jimmy Hoffa: under a hole on an exclusive golf course at a venerable southern resort in Savannah, Georgia.

“It was so remote it was ridiculous to bring him here in Savannah, Georgia,” said Reginald Haupt Jr., a former criminal defense attorney named “Bubba”.

β€œIt made this the perfect place,” he said. “Bring him here where they can keep an eye on him. You can’t go to New Jersey on the Mafia property and keep an eye on anyone. They didn’t want to let Hoffa go and they didn’t want anyone to find him.”

Haupt described the former Savannah Inn and Golf Country Club on Wilmington Island on the banks of the Savannah River. In its day, the resort was an elegant and secluded destination that was an exclusive playground for gangsters, Hollywood royalty, and the local southern gentleness of high society. Dominating the fairways, the majestic hotel building from 1927 was originally built as the General Oglethorpe Hotel and Golf Club. For a time the complex belonged to the Teamsters Union. It is now a luxury condominium.

Reginald Haupt Jr., a former criminal defense attorney named “Bubba,” claims Jimmy Hoffa was buried under a hole on a golf course in Savannah, Georgia.

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Haupt said members of the Chicago outfit, including Mafia boss Sam Giancana and others, would be vacationing at the resort. The hotel was run by Haupt’s customer Lou Rosanova. Back in Windy City, Rosanova was known as “Lou the Tailor,” but in Savannah Haupt the mob said he knew him as the club’s boss, so he said Rosanova could be trusted to hide Hoffa’s remains. Haupt said Chicago accepted Rosanova into the club to run it. The Fed identified Rosanova as a top member of the Chicago Mafia, although he publicly denied it. He died in 2003.

Haupt said the FBI believed Rosanova was involved and interviewed him about the claim.

Haupt also said that shortly after Hoffa disappeared in Detroit on July 30, 1975, a twin-engine Beechcraft King Air aircraft with a “package” containing Hoffa’s body arrived on the island’s private runway.

“The plane was a King Air, it flew in,” he said. “The package was flown in here from Detroit.”

“You would probably find him where no one would ever guess,” he said. “And you don’t go around digging a golf course.”

The range of a 1975 King Air model could fly nearly 900 miles from Detroit or from Pontiac, Michigan Airport to the island (Hoffa visited the owner of the limo rental company Airport Service Lines before disappearing.) Wilmington Island had a one-length runway of 3,500 that only King Air could use.

Teamsters' Union President James Hoffa attends the start of truck contract talks at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC on January 18, 1967.  (AP Photo)

Teamsters’ Union President James Hoffa attends the start of truck contract talks at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC on January 18, 1967. (AP Photo)

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Another strange clue came, Haupt said, when the gangsters and teamsters were playing golf. He said if the underworld golfers got to a hole they would urinate on the green where Hoffa is supposedly buried.

“At one point on this golf course they would urinate,” he said. “You’d laugh at it, and when you see someone doing that it kind of rings. It’s not your usual golf etiquette.”

He said one day he saw Rosanova urinate on the hole, so he asked one of his staff about this behavior.

“Then he said to me: ‘I never had this conversation with you, but you can see where Jimmy Hoffa is buried.’ I never said another word. I didn’t ask anyone. The subject was dropped and I never approached it. “

It seems like the least likely place to bury Jimmy Hoffa: under a hole on an exclusive golf course at a venerable southern resort in Savannah, Georgia.

It seems like the least likely place to bury Jimmy Hoffa: under a hole on an exclusive golf course at a venerable southern resort in Savannah, Georgia.

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“I think he might have been buried here,” said David Days Jr., a longtime caddy master at the club. His father started out as a caddy master at the club in the 1950s and remembers the time when Hoffa disappeared, which aroused suspicion.

“It went so quickly and so quietly during this time that you can never tell,” he said. “But something was going on, we just couldn’t quite tell.”

Haupt told Fox News that he was interviewed several times by FBI agents about his claim, and locals say they saw FBI agents on the golf course investigating the location of the suspected hole. He also knew both sides of the law after serving time on a securities fraud case.

The FBI won’t comment on whether they spoke to Haupt or whether agents were on the course, but the bureau never closed the case and is investigating further.

The FBI told Fox News, “As with any missing person investigation, the FBI has a duty to track down Mr. Hoffa. In the nearly 46 years since Mr. Hoffa went missing, people have provided advice and information. If we can develop credible ones Notes from these tips, we are following them and will continue to do so until the case is resolved. “

Authorities are also pursuing the possibility that Hoffa was buried next to a toxic waste landfill in Jersey City, New Jersey. This claim is detailed in the latest installment in the Fox Nation series, “Riddles: The Quest for James R. Hoffa”.

Haupt is writing a book about the resort, the Hoffa case and his bygone world called “Mob Island”. He also represented many local clients in need who needed help in murder cases.

“I want the man to be found,” said Haupt. “Especially for the Hoffa family, it is my obligation if I can play a role where he is. They deserve their father to be properly buried.”

Now watch all four episodes of “Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa” on Fox Nation.