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Hoffa's driver claims boss was buried at Renaissance

Claim made in book 'The Weasel: A Double Life in the Mob'

Jimmy Hoffa (AP)

DETROIT – Former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, who went missing in 1975, was buried in the Renaissance Center during the building's construction, according to Hoffa's former driver.

It's a mystery that has lasted for decades and there have been several theories on Hoffa's mysterious disappearance.

This latest claim comes from Marvin Elkin, who acted as a chauffeur for Hoffa. Elkin makes the claim in the book, "The Weasel: A Double Life in the Mob," authored by Canadian journalist Adrian Humphreys.

The former driver said in the rush to get rid of Hoffa's body, Detroit mobsters called in union carpenters to hurry up the construction of the Renaissance Center's foundation where they dumped the body in wet concrete.

Hoffa was last seen July 30, 1975 at Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Township. He was expecting to meet with Anthony Giacalone and Anthony Provenzano at the restaurant.

Elkin said this revelation came during a Teamsters conference in 1985 in Detroit, 10 years after Hoffa disappeared while on his way to meet Giacalone and Provenzano.

Hoffa was declared dead in 1982, but his body never has been found despite numerous theories about where it could be buried.