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Authorities Dig Up Floor Looking for Jimmy Hoffa

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ROSEVILLE, Mich. -- Authorities found no "discernible remains" in their search for long-missing labor boss Jimmy Hoffa.

Two soil samples taken from the ground under a shed in suburban Detroit will go to a lab to determine if it is the final resting place of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.

Hoffa disappeared in 1975. This latest effort to find his remains took place in a modest residential neighborhood in Roseville, outside Detroit. The shed is attached to a driveway where a recent radar test revealed a shift in the soil.

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The new search was related to a tip from a man who claims he saw a body being buried under the driveway 35 years ago. He thinks it might have been Hoffa.

"It would be great if it was, because I would like to bring closure to his family and the tens of thousands of Teamsters that idolize this man, and just the southeast of Michigan," said Chief James Berlin, of the Roseville Police Department. "This is kind of like an open wound that won't go away. Every couple of years this happens, and all you guys come out here and we have to relive it."


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