What happened to Jimmy Hoffa remains one of America’s great unsolved mysteries. It’s a question that has baffled investigators and left his family without peace.
On Friday, police in Roseville will act on a tip and tear up a driveway in an effort to find Hoffa’s body.
His daughter, Barbara Crancer, said she first learned about the latest lead her father’s disappearance from Local 4’s story.
“I don’t have a lot of hope that it’s true. But if it is, I think the family would be glad to have the body to bury and know that we have him at least,” she said, in an interview from her home in St. Louis.
She says she doubts her father’s body is buried in Roseville.
“We’re mature adults and we take it as it comes
Those close to the case, like former FBI special agent in charge for Detroit Andy Arena, says he also doubts Hoffa will be found on Friday.
“My gut feeling is that this person saw something. I think the authorities out there checked it out. And they’ve got to do this. I think they’re doing the right thing,” he said.
Arena says the mafia had too many resources to leave a body in a busy suburban area.
“The mob would not take a body to an intersection in a residential neighborhood and bury it. If this guy was standing there watching this, and it was Jimmy Hoffa, he would have been in the hole with him,” he said.
Hoffa was last seen on July 30, 1975, outside a suburban Detroit restaurant.