The negative results mean that Hoffa’s final resting place still ranks with such notable mysteries as the whereabouts of aviator Amelia Earhart and the disappearance of Judge Joseph Force Crater. All have become fodder for theorists seeking to resolve unexplained endings.
Scientists at Michigan State University recently tested two samples cored from the ground beneath a driveway in Roseville, Mich., as part of an investigation prompted by a tip from an unidentified man who said he thought he saw a body being buried beneath a driveway years ago. The tests came back negative, according to police.
“Our department just received the soil sample report from Michigan State University, after a battery of tests; the samples submitted for examination showed no signs of human decomposition,” the police statement read. “As a result of these tests the Roseville Police Department will be concluding their investigation into the possible interment of a human body upon the property.”
Hoffa, the former president of the Teamsters, was last seen on the afternoon of July 30, 1975, at a suburban restaurant in Bloomfield Township, about 30 miles from the driveway site. Hoffa supposedly met with two organized crime figures, one of whom was a former Teamsters official.