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“It is a good spot,” she said. “Who would guess in the backyard in a Roseville neighborhood?”

Berlin said the site will be treated as a crime scene until at least Monday, pending results of the soil tests.

As for the homeowner’s knowledge about Hoffa’s disappearance?

“Sure, I read about it in the paper. I’ve listened to it on TV,” Szpunar said. “But not because I’m that interested in it. It was just because it was current news.”

David Aguilar in Detroit contributed to this report.