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Police probing Hoffa claim awaiting soil tests

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ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities investigating a claim that the remains of missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa could be buried beneath a slab of concrete are awaiting results of soil samples taken from a Roseville backyard.

Forensic anthropologists were expected Monday to test the samples for human decomposition. Roseville Police Chief James Berlin has said the results could be ready sometime Monday afternoon.

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The samples were removed Friday after officials drilled through the floor of a shed north of Detroit. Berlin said the ground would be excavated if decomposition was found in the samples.

Hoffa was last seen July 30, 1975, outside a restaurant in Oakland County, more than 30 miles to the west. The day he disappeared, Hoffa was supposed to meet with a New Jersey Teamsters boss and a Detroit mafia captain.

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