THE BODY OF MISSING TEAMSTER BOSS JIMMY HOFFA Buried under a Detroit driveway? September 27, 2012
Missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa/
(DETROIT, MI) -- Police said Wednesday that investigators will be taking soil samples from the ground beneath a suburban Detroit driveway after a man told police he thinks he witnessed the burial in that driveway of missing Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa some 35 years ago.
The Roseville, Michigan Police Chief James Berlin said his department got a tip from a man who said he saw a body buried there about 35 years ago and that the man thinks it may be the still missing Teamster boss that went into the earth.
Berlin would only say that police are investigating a report of a body at that location, and says they are not claiming in advance it is Hoffa’s burial ground because “the timeline doesn't add up," he said.
Hoffa, the man credited with building the Teamsters union into the most powerful union in America, vanished July 30, 1975. He was last seen outside a suburban Detroit restaurant where he was supposed to meet with a New Jersey Teamster official and a Detroit Mafia captain.
There have been many searches over the years and much speculation about where Hoffa’s body might be, but no trace of Hoffa ever showed up.
Michigan’s environmental quality department plans to take soil samples Friday.
The samples will then be sent to a forensic anthropologist at Michigan State University to have it tested for human decomposition. Results are not expected until next week.