Jimmy Hoffa's remains were not found under a Roseville, Michigan driveway, despite the word of a tipster, the efforts of police and the excitement of mystery lovers everywhere.
The Detroit Free Press reports soil samples taken Friday and analyzed by Michigan State University forensic anthropologists did not show any evidence of human decomposition.
The former Teamsters boss, a friend and possible foe of mobsters, disappeared from the parking lot of a suburban Detroit restaurant in 1975 and was declared dead in 1982. Since his death, rumors have continued to crop up, resulting in several fruitless digs for his body at a home, a backyard swimming pool and horse farm near the city. In the most recent incident, a man gave a deathbed tip to police that he believed he saw a body being buried beneath a driveway at the Roseville location.
Roseville Police Chief James Berlin was skeptical about the possibility of digging up any clues, because of a timeline that didn't match what they knew of Hoffa's disappearance. Current homeowner Patricia Szupunar, who has lived there since 1988, was also disbelieving, despite the crowd that came to her street.
"To think that for 24 years, we may have been walking or driving over a dead body ... Can you even imagine?" Szupunar told the Associated Press. "I'm looking forward to everybody going home."
Jimmy Hoffa Rumors
In this Sept. 30, 1957, photo Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters vice president and leading candidate to succeed Dave Beck as the IBT's new president, waves to delegates at the opening of the Teamsters Union convention at Miami Beach, Fla. Hoffa's mysterious disappearance in 1975, assumed death and myriad searches for his body have been the stuff of urban legends for more than three decades. (AP Photo/File)
In this Aug. 1, 1975 file photo Bloomfield Township Police Chief Robert Snell fields questions from reporters about the mysterious disappearance of former Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa. Hoffa was reported missing on July 31, 1975, after meeting with reputed Detroit mob enforcer Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone and alleged New Jersey mob figure Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano at a restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Mich. (AP File Photo)
In this Dec. 5, 1975, file photo, a man walks over a rubble field in Jersey City, N.J., one of the locations where authorities searched for the body of missing former Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. (AP Photo, File)
Josephine Hoffa, Barbara Crancer
In this Aug. 14, 1975, file photo Josephine Hoffa, right, wife of ex-Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa, and her daughter Barbara Crancer walk behind the family home in Lake Orion, Mich. Crancer, seeking information on her father, filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI in 1989 demanding the agency's reports on her father's disappearance. (AP Photo, File)
Hoffa's Friend Chuckie
FILE - In this May 26, 2006, file photo, long-time Jimmy Hoffa friend, Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien, holds a photo of Hoffa and his wife Josephine, in Boca Raton, Fla.. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)
2003: Under A Pool?
FILE - In this July 16, 2003, file photo, authorities search under a backyard pool in Hampton Township, Mich., for evidence linked to the disappearance of ex-teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Hampton, Mich. Pool Search
FILE - In this July 16, 2003, file photo, Oakland County sheriff investigators search near a backyard pool in Hampton Township, Mich., for evidence linked to the disappearance of ex-teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
2004: Murdered At Detroit House?
Before his death, Jimmy Hoffa's friend Frank Sheeran said he accompanied Hoffa to a house in northwest Detroit for a mob meet. In his book about Sheeran, Charles Brandt says the man <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20120927/NEWS05/309270107/jimmy-hoffa-search">shooting Hoffa in the head</a>.
2006: Under A Horse Farm?
FILE - In this May 24, 2006, file photo, workers, including Federal Bureau of Investigation evidence response team members, probe the ground near a demolished barn at a horse farm in Milford Township, Mich., where FBI agents investigating Jimmy Hoffa's 1975 disappearance were working for an eighth day. Hoffas mysterious disappearance, assumed death and myriad searches for his body have been the stuff of urban legends for more than three decades. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
FBI Searches Farm
FILE - In this May 25, 2006, file photo, excavation crews dig up the site of a horse barn that was demolished as part of the FBI's search for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa in Milford Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
2009: Cremated At Detroit Cemetary?
Police officer and crime novelist Jeffrey Hansen has his own theory -- Hoffa was killed at the home in northwest Detroit, then <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2009/09/local_cop_says_jimmy_hoffa_was.html">driven to a local cemetery and cremated</a>.
2010: Under Giants Stadium?
FILE - This Feb. 4, 2010, file photo, workers watch as a machine begins the demolition of Giants Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J. Self-described hit man Donald "Tony the Greek" Frankos claims ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa was buried under Giants Stadium, but the FBI found no evidence to support the claim.(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Buried Under Giants Stadium?
This March 22, 2009 file aerial photo shows Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Self-described hit man Donald "Tony the Greek" Frankos claims ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa was buried under Giants Stadium, but the FBI found no evidence to support the claim. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
2011: Buried Under The Renaissance Center?
<a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/12/former_chauffeur_jimmy_hoffa_b.html">One recent rumor</a> puts Hoffa under the General Motors Company World Headquarters and Renaissance Center complex, seen August 17, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
2012: Buried Under Roseville Driveway?
People photograph the driveway in Roseville, Mich., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/27/jimmy-hoffa-roseville-tip-police_n_1919943.html">where police plan to take soil samples Friday</a> after a tipster said it could be the final resting place of missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa. Roseville Police Chief James Berlin says a man claims to have seen a body buried there approximately 35 years ago. Berlin says the man believes it could be Hoffa. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Plenty of others <a href="http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/famous/jimmy_hoffa/5.html">claim to know the answer to Hoffa's disappearance</a>, whether he was dumped in a Florida swamp, crushed in a Hamtramck car compactor, dumped in the Au Sable River, or destroyed in a fat-rendering plant or many other rumored "possibilities."
Jimmy Hoffa Remains: Police to Dig Under Michigan Driveway
It’s been almost 40 years since ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. Now, a tip has police moving to dig under a Michigan driveway.