To date, none of these theories have panned out. But wherever the truth may lie, one thing is for certain: Jimmy Hoffa -- former Teamsters leader, convicted felon, Kennedy enemy and alleged mobster cohort -- hasn't been seen since July 30, 1975.
On Friday, police again looker for the union boss who was declared dead in 1982, under the driveway of a house in Roseville, Michigan, just outside Detroit. A tipster told police that a body was buried at the spot around the same time the Teamsters head disappeared. Police found no "discernible remains" in the search, police Chief James Berlin said.
It's a disappearance that has held on to the public's imagination far longer than Hoffa was in power -- a testament both to Hoffa's high profile and the power of mystery, says pop culture expert Robert Thompson of Syracuse University.
Comment........ I remember when this happened. I did not do any research for this. All this is from memory. Can you imagine how many times I did research and said to myself, Hey. That's not the way I remember it. Some of the powers to be seem to have the knack of even changing History. Robert Kennedy the Attorney General of the United States at the time was, to make a long story short was very angry at Hoffa for insulting him. I don't remember what he said. Mr. Kennedy fired back accusing him of lying to congress and the verbal battle began.. Name calling and insults going back and forth via the media. It was pretty bad. From what I understood at the time Kennedy and his brother who happened to be the President were very upset. Or at least that's what the press said. Later on from what I could read between the lines Hoffa, a big shot union leader and suspected gangster disappeared. It was then while old Giant Stadium was being built in New Jersey that the rumors started that Hoffa was buried under the Goal posts. Hey, you tell me what happened. I'm still trying to figure out what happened to Martha Mitchell who died suspiciously during the Nixon administration. She had a habit of talking to the press about some very embarrassing things. I seem to remember she liked being in the limelight. However while looking from the outside years ago. Our leaders used the CIA, FBI and various Government agency's for some from what I consider unusual things when they couldn't get what they wanted. Like the Marilin Monroe incident and her JFK issues but that is another story for another day....