WNEM TV 5

Alright, everyone calm down, it's not Jimmy.

If you happened to see the story on WNEM TV 5 yesterday about a 70s era Buick Sedan being pulled out of a pond in Bena Vista Township with human remains, you most likely had the most Michigander reaction ever when something like this hits the news. You thought that it might be Jimmy Hoffa.

I hate to dash your hopes of finding the body of the vanishing teamster but, no, it's not. I don't have any inside knowledge of the disappearance of Hoffa, I just did a little research.

Jimmy Hoffa, according to Wikipedia, disappeared on July 30, 1975 when he went to meet with a couple of mobsters and wasn't seen since. Of course, there have been claims from all over Michigan where Hoffa's body might be found ranging from a driveway and even a baseball stadium, but to this day Hoffa's remains have yet to be found.

When most Michiganders hear about a 70s era Sedan being pulled from an MDOT owned pond, the Jimmy Hoffa remains questions start going again. In this instance, it's just not possible. According to MLive reporting, the pond where the vehicle and remains were found was built between 1979 and 1988 and was created during the Zilwaukee Bridge build.

See, the years don't match up. Hoffa disappeared in 1975 and the earliest this pond was created was 1979. So, sorry, not Hoffa.

I hope we do figure out who the unfortunate soul who was found yesterday at the bottom of the pond, but this time, it's not Hoffa.