Jimmy Hoffa, the murdered Teamsters union leader whose body was never found over 35 years ago, has investigators taking soil samples from the ground beneath a suburban Detroit driveway, after a man told police he believes he witnessed the burial of the missing labor leader.
According to the Associated Press:
Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said his department received a tip from a man who said he saw a body buried approximately 35 years ago and “thinks it may have been Jimmy he saw interred.”
“We are not claiming it’s Jimmy Hoffa, the timeline doesn’t add up,” Berlin said. “We’re investigating a body that may be at the location.”
Hoffa was last seen on July 30, 1975, outside a suburban Detroit restaurant where he was supposed to meet with a New Jersey Teamsters boss and a Detroit Mafia captain. His body has not been found despite a number of searches over the years.
After Roseville police received the most recent tip, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality used ground penetrating radar on a 12-foot-by-12-foot patch beneath the driveway, said agency spokesman Brad Wurfel.
Results are not expected until next week. The Jimmy Hoffa disappearance has been one of the most talked about cold cases in U.S. history.