ROSEVILLE, Mich. — Giants Stadium. A Florida swamp. Underneath a backyard pool in Michigan.
There are innumerable theories about where former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa was buried years ago, but his remains have never turned up.
The latest tip has taken investigators to a driveway behind a brick ranch home about four miles north of Detroit, where a man told police he thought he saw Hoffa buried about 35 years ago.
Soil samples will be taken today and sent to a forensic anthropologist at Michigan State University to test for human decomposition. Results are not expected before next week.
News of the search has brought attention to the mostly working- and middle-class suburb. Slow-moving vehicles have clogged the residential street as camera-wielding neighbors snapped photos. “I believe it’s him. My sister said it is, and she’s a psychic,” said Mike Smith after ambling up to the home Thursday.
Hoffa was last seen July 30, 1975, outside a restaurant in Oakland County, more than 30 miles to the west. The mystery has sparked numerous theories and rumors: that his remains were ground up and tossed into a Florida swamp, entombed beneath Giants Stadium in New Jersey or obliterated in a mob-owned fat-rendering plant.