every family's nightmare

@cher913 (25865)
July 9, 2009 4:10pm CST
it seems that a few greedy individuals have dug out graves and resold the plots raking in quite a bit of money. The cemetery? Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago, where a number of famous African Americans are buried. Here is a wikipedia piece on the cemetery followed by an article about the crime. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr_Oak_Cemetery http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1657907,burr-oaks-cemetary-mitchell-070909.article Shocking!
2 responses
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
10 Jul 09
I find this to be absolutely disgusting. The local news reported the graveyard employees made $300,000 from this nasty scheme. I hope they get fined out the yazoo and spend plenty of time in jail where they can think about what they did to hurt so many families and rake in a few bucks. To think a family member is in their final resting place and then to have this happen is beyond bizarre. I saw the pile of bones shoved in the back of the cemetery. I hope these guys pay dearly for disrupting so many lives.
@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Not so shocking. This happens a lot more than you think. There is a cemetery not very far from my home, in NJ, that was selling plots that already had someone burried in them.