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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Police Receive Tip About Jimmy Hoffa

Jimmy HoffaThe Detroit Police Department are investigating a tip that they received from man who lives in a Detroit suburban. The man claims that that 35 years ago he witnessed a body being buried. The man also believes that the body he witnessed being buried was that of Jimmy Hoffa, the Teamsters Leader. The police, however, are only searching for this person on the basis that they could potentially uncover a body. So the police have taken soil samples to determine whether the soil has been affected or shows signs of human decomposition. 

Jimmy Hoffa disappeared 35 years ago after a meeting with the Teamsters' boss. There are numerous theories about his disappearance but none have been proven true. The facts surrounding his disappearance are still very much a mystery. The problem with this current tip is that it does not play into what is known about the Hoffa disappearance. In fact, one of the officers re-marked that "the timeline doesn't add up."

See Corey Williams, Police Checking Out Hoffa Tip in Detroit Suburb, Associated Press, Sept. 26, 2012.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this blog to my attention.


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