Could They Have Found Jimmy Hoffa?

By Peter Neumann
By Scott Sarvay

September 27, 2012 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 11:27 PM EDT

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Could a "national" mystery soon be solved?

Police in a Detroit suburb "may" be close to finding the remains of famed teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.

Soil samples are currently being tested at Michigan State University in hopes of having results next week.

A dying man finally opened up to police saying he saw some men bury a "black bag" in a yard, shortly after Hoffa went missing in 1975 following a speech in Detroit.

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In the southeast Michigan town of Roseville, there will be a dig of a driveway to see if there's a body buried underneath it, and utlimately, if it's the remains of missing union-boss Jimmy Hoffa.

Police have used ground-penetrating radar and discovered an anomoly under a driveway pavement that could be the remains of a body buried there some 35 years ago - around the time that Hoffa disappeared.

Read the press release from the Roseville, Michigan police department:

"Roseville Police Investigate Possible Cold Case Homicide "

The Roseville Police Department received information that we believe to be credible about a homicide victim whose body was interred in Roseville approximately 35 years ago. As a result of this information Roseville Police Detectives working with the Michigan State Police Crime Lab used a ground penetrating radar to search the area in question looking for ground anomalies. The radar did find an anomaly in the area in which the source of information claimed the body to be located. (A ground penetrating radar can detect an anomaly under the earth but cannot tell you what that anomaly is) .

Because the anomaly is located under a concrete slab, this Friday, Roseville Detectives working in conjunction with a Forensic Pathologist from Michigan State University will have a core sample taken of the area in question in an attempt to ascertain if human remains are present. We are taking this course of action to minimize the amount of damage done to the current home owner’s property if the sample tested is negative for human remains.

The complainant in this matter felt that remains interred if there any, maybe those of Jimmy Hoffa, he is making this assumption as the event may have taken place on or near the day Mr. Hoffa disappeared. The Roseville Police Investigation is centering solely on the assumption that a John Doe may have been interred and not Jimmy Hoffa.

We are proceeding on this case as we would on any other investigation in which we believe we have credible information to conduct an investigation."




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