Curious visit possible Jimmy Hoffa burial site

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James R. Hoffa headshot, as Brotherhood of Teamsters Union President

James R. Hoffa, Brotherhood of Teamsters Union President (AP photo)

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) – Police are standing watch today over a driveway in suburban Detroit. Authorities have been told that the body of the missing former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa may be buried there.

Curious spectators have been walking or driving by the home, where state officials are planning to take soil samples tomorrow to see if there’s been any human decomposition.

It’s just the latest report of a possible Hoffa burial site. At one point, there was a theory that he had been entombed in concrete at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. There was another that said he’d been ground up and thrown in a Florida swamp, or that he ended up in a fat-rendering plant owned by the mob.

Authorities have searched under a backyard pool north of Detroit, under the floor of a Detroit home, and at a horse farm near the city.

The police chief in Roseville says officials aren’t claiming that Hoffa is buried under the driveway. He says, “The timeline doesn’t add up.” The chief says authorities are simply “investigating a body that may be at the location.”

Hoffa was last seen in July of 1975 outside a Detroit restaurant.

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