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Burr Oak Bodies

Burr Oak Tragedy's Mastermind Sentenced To 12 Years

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

Fifty-one-year-old Carolyn Towns, of Blue Island, pleaded guilty and was convicted of a bevy of charges related to her oversight of an under-the-table...

More Dumped Bodies Found At Burr Oak Cemetery

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2009, a massive grave desecration scandal was uncovered at Burr Oak Cemetery in suburban Alsip. Graves were dug up, double-stacked and destroyed. T...

Burr Oak Lawsuit: Nellie Riley Claims Cemetery 'Desecrated' Bodies

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Burr Oak Cemetery was sued today by a woman who says her relatives' remains were knowingly desecrated in order to resell their burial plots....

Old Caskets Found In New Plots At Burr Oak Cemetery

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since the embattled Burr Oak Cemetery quietly resumed burials this fall, grave diggers in three separate cases have broken ground on what they thought...

Burr Oak Official: Sheriff Exaggerated Crime, Bones Didn't Litter Cemetery

ABC 7 | Ben Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A war of words began Saturday as those who run Burr Oak Cemetery fired back at Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. Cemetery authorities say the sheriff has...