Have authorities finally found Jimmy Hoffa?Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by: Donna Hopper
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that forensic anthropologists are set to examine soil samples from a Roseville, Michigan home (just north of Detroit) on Friday after a police tip lead authorities to believe that Jimmy Hoffa may be buried on the property.
Undeniably one of the biggest mysteries of the past century, the Teamsters boss went missing in 1975 from a restaurant parking lot where he was scheduled to meet two alleged mafia men, Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano and Anthony (Tony Jack) Giacalone.
At the time, FBI investigators assumed the two had Hoffa killed to prevent him from regaining control over the Teamsters and severing mafia ties with the union.
Over the years, authorities have received hundreds of tips regarding Hoffa's whereabouts.
Although his body was never recovered and no one was charged in relation to his disappearance, Hoffa was declared legally dead on July 30, 1982, seven years after he vanished.
Last Friday, an "anomoly" was discovered after the the driveway of the Roseville residence in question was radar scanned by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
This prompted authorities to schedule a return visit to obtain soil samples which will be sent to Michigan State University for further examination to determine if human remains are present.
Although the name of the individual who submitted the tip has not been released, Police Chief James Berlin told the Detroit Free Press that “the information seemed credible, so we decided to follow up on it.”
The informant reported seeing something at that home that lead him to believe Hoffa was buried there "because the same time this happened was the same time Jimmy disappeared."
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