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article imageIn the latest search for Jimmy Hoffa no body was found

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Sep 28, 2012 in Crime
Roseville - After a tip about where the body of Jimmy Hoffa could have been buried investigators drilled under the concrete floor of a shed in Michigan
Hoffa disappeared July 30 1975 outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills a suburb of Detroit. It was believed Hoffa was to meet mob captain Anthony (Tony Jack) Giacalone and New Jersey mobster Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano at the restaurant. They denied they were to meet with Hoffa.
Hoffa was declared legally dead in 1982. Hundreds of FBI agents investigated the case from 1975 to 1985.
In 2004 the floorboards were removed from a house in Detroit where it was rumored there was blood. There was blood found that was human but the FBI crime lab said the blood was not Hoffa's.
In 2006 FBI agents spent 14 days digging in an 89-acre farm where a where a horse barn was also destroyed. Nothing was found but it was estimated the cost was around $250,000.
Friday morning, September 28, the latest search ended with no body being found.
Police drilled through concrete under a shed and removed two samples of wet soil and clay 6 feet long and 4 inches wide .
The soil samples were sent to Michigan State University where they will be tested for human decomposition by a forensic anthropologist. They should have the results on Monday.
According to Roseville Police Chief James Berlin at least so far, the search is a bust.
According to, Berlin said “Kind of like you, I watch TV too and, you know, on TV they always get that evidence, cool, just like that. So, yeah, we were kinda hoping that when we brought something up there would be something very evident there … that’s not the case,”
Berlin added “It’s my understanding that the remains depend on environmental conditions, the decomposition of the body of what would actually be left after all this time after all these years. So, that’s why the anthropologist has to come in and tell us, you know, what’s what.”
Local 4 reporter, Hank Winchester spoke exclusively to the homeowner, Pat Szpunar whose property was being investigated. reports Winchester asked her,"What is this like for you?"
She replied "It is ridiculous. It is absolutely ridiculous. It is just a three ring circus"
With people driving by and the media there for days one homeowner in the area according to said, I want some sleep."
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