ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Police say they will take soil samples from beneath a suburban Detroit driveway 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. A soil sample will be taken Friday and tested at Michigan State University for human decomposition.
But WDIV, WOOD's Detroit affiliate, is reporting that the FBI does not think that Hoffa is buried in Roseville. They say the story that places Hoffa there doesn't add up.
"I would say it has no credibility at all," retired FBI agent Jon Anthony told WDIV. "It doesn't match up with anything we already know. I'd say it's just another story. Someone is trying to get publicity or is looking after a reward. Something like that."
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