Is Jimmy Hoffa Buried Under a Michigan Driveway?

Police taking a soil sample Friday after getting a tip

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 26, 2012 6:04 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police will take a soil sample from beneath a driveway in Roseville, Michigan, on Friday in the hopes of solving the Jimmy Hoffa mystery, reports the Detroit Free Press. An unidentified tipster says the former Teamster boss might have been buried there after he went missing in 1975. Authorities have gone on several wild goose chases before, notes CNN, but the latest tip struck them as genuine.

“We received information from an individual who saw something,” says the local police chief. “The information seemed credible, so we decided to follow up on it.” An initial scan by radar turned up an "anomaly" at the site last week, prompting the more thorough testing this week. "It could be anybody down there," cautions the chief. "Could be nobody. It could be a dog."

In this 1974 file photo, Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa is shown in Washington.
In this 1974 file photo, Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa is shown in Washington.   (AP Photo, File)
In an Oct. 21, 1962, file photo,Teamsters President James Hoffa shakes the hand of a cab driver in Nashville.
In an Oct. 21, 1962, file photo,Teamsters President James Hoffa shakes the hand of a cab driver in Nashville.   (AP Photo, File)
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