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Gawkers, media visit possible Jimmy Hoffa burial site

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Two women walk past a home where a tipster says Jimmy Hoffa's body is buried. Two women walk past a home where a tipster says Jimmy Hoffa's body is buried.
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WJBK) -

A tip that Jimmy Hoffa's body may be buried under the driveway of a Roseville home has turned a once quiet neighborhood street into a busy thoroughfare complete with curious gawkers taking pictures and members of the media standing by.

"I'm excited for Friday," said David Cole, who lives across from the home on the corner of Kelly and Florida Street. "I know something's under there."

State officials plan to take soil samples from beneath the driveway Friday in the search for human decomposition.

A ground scan performed last week unveiled an anomaly in the soil about two feet under. Police say it could be a tree stump or a family pet, but an old union boss? Not likely. "The time frame is off so we don't believe it's Jimmy Hoffa," said Roseville Police Chief James Berlin.

Police received the tip from a man who said he saw a body buried at the home approximately 35 years ago.

Hoffa was last seen on July 30, 1975, outside a Bloomfield Hills restaurant. His body has not been found.

In the meantime, police have set up yellow tape around the home as a deterrent to passerbys. Officers are also patrolling the streets to keep traffic moving.

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