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Search For Jimmy Hoffa Leads To Driveway Near Detroit

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
September 27, 2012

The 37-year-old search for Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa moves to a driveway in Roseville, Mich., on Friday.

“Police will be taking soil core samples,” the Detroit Free Press reports, after receiving what they say is a “credible” tip that around the time of Hoffa’s 1975 disappearance someone was buried under what’s now a driveway in a Roseville residential neighborhood.

As the newspaper reminds its readers, “Hoffa, 62, disappeared on the afternoon of July 30, 1975, from the parking lot of what then was the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township.”

A little bit of mapquesting tells us that Roseville is 25-30 miles from Bloomfield Township.

Of course, authorities have been following tips and digging up possible burial sites for several decades now — and still don’t know what happened to Hoffa.

And Roseville Police Chief James Berlin says the timeline related to the tip and the possible body in his town may not quite add up.

But if Hoffa’s remains are found in Michigan — not under what once was Giants Stadium hundreds of miles away — that will bring an end to one of New Jersey’s “enduring themes,” says John Brennan at’s Meadowlands Matters blog. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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