Jimmy Hoffa mystery continues, no concrete evidence in Detroit driveway


Police prepare to drill through a concrete driveway September 28, 2012 in Roseville, Michigan to obtain a soil sample that will be tested for signs of human decomposition at a site where a tipster reported that the body of former Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa may be buried.


Bill Pugliano

Soil samples came back negative, and the search for Teamsters union chief Jimmy Hoffa remains positively baffling.

Police announced today that the samples, taken from underneath a Roseville, Michigan driveway, didn’t contain any human remains, The Associated Press reported.

Hoffa disappeared 37 years ago in Detroit ahead of a meeting with a mafia boss and a Teamsters union representative from New Jersey.

Someone tipped off police saying they’d seen a body being buried underneath a suburban Detroit home around the time Hoffa vanished.

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Scans of the area showed an anomaly underneath the soil, so police removed samples last week and sent them to Michigan State University for further investigation.

“As a result of these tests, the Roseville Police Department will be concluding their investigation into the possible interment of a human body upon the property,” Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said, according to Reuters.

Hoffa’s final resting place has long fascinated authors, journalists and amateur sleuths.

He served time in jail for jury tampering and fraud before then President Richard Nixon pardoned him in 1971.

Other searches of a Michigan horse barn and a Detroit-area home also turned up empty, CNN said.

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