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Tip sparks new search for Hoffa's body

4:51 AM, Sep 27, 2012   |    comments
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ROSEVILLE, Mich. -- Police say they will take soil samples from beneath a suburban Detroit driveway on Friday after a man said he believes he witnessed the burial of missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa about 35 years ago.

Roseville Police Chief James Berlin says his office is "not claiming it's Jimmy Hoffa" but is "investigating a body that may be at the location."

The union boss was last seen outside a suburban Detroit restaurant on July 30, 1975. Rumors about the location of his body - from now-demolished Giants Stadium to a Michigan horse farm - have been rampant ever since.

Berlin says state environmental officials last week found "an anomaly" while using radar to check the driveway. 

The soil sample will be tested at Michigan State University for human decomposition.

The Associated Press

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