Thursday, July 09, 2009

No One Believes in Anything, These Days,,,

Not even leaving the dead in peace. New estimate on cemetery bodies: 200 to 300 - Chicago Breaking News

200 to 300 bodies were disinterred, and the graves resold at Burr Oak Cemetery in suburban Chicago.
One of the first predominantly African-American cemeteries in the area, Burr Oak is the resting place of many historic figures, including civil rights symbol Emmett Till, blues legend Dinah Washington and heavyweight boxing champion Ezzard Charles.

Dart said he was certain Till's remains were not disturbed, but he could not be sure about the others.
Apparently a lot of grieving family members would pay in cash, which lead to a lot of stealing on the part of the cemetery employees.
Former cemetery manager Carolyn Towns, 49, foreman Keith Nicks, 45, and dump-truck operator Terrence Nicks, 39, all of Chicago, and back-hoe operator Maurice Dailey, 59, of Robbins, were each charged with one count of dismembering a human body, a Class X felony.
Sad really, but this kind of thing has come to be representative of what happens in and around Chicago.

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