Jimmy Hoffa, the infamous union leader who mysteriously disappeared outside of Detroit in 1975, may finally be on the verge of being found, putting an end to jokes about missing socks made by amateur comedians everywhere.

The FBI told Reuters that it is indeed conducting a dig in a field in Oakland Township, about 20 miles from where Hoffa was last seen at Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard called the case "long overdue."

"This has been one of those open wounds for a long time," he said during a press conference.

Hoffa disappeared shortly after he was scheduled to meet with Anthony Giacalone and Anthony Provenzano, two high-profile mob members, on July 30, 1975. He was legally declared dead in 1982, though his remains were never recovered. There has been plenty of speculation where the famous Teamster could have been buried, among them, Giants Stadium, a Florida swamp, or some random driveway.

According to reporters on the scene, the dig has been on for around eight hours, a task that is becoming increasingly unpleasant (although suitably dramatic) thanks to heavy rain.

Not to be outdone, New York City authorities today showed up the Queens home of the daughter of Jimmy Burke, of the Lucchese crime family, apparently rooting around for information on deaths associated with the Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport, after which at least 10 hits were ordered, and Ray Liotta made a lot of noise in the shower: