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Carolyn Towns

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...

4 Former Burr Oak Cemetery Workers Indicted For Dismembering, Desecrating Human Remains

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Four workers accused of digging up corpses at a historic Chicago-area cemetery as part of a scheme to resell plots have been indicted ...

Cops Dropped Burr Oak Case In 2005 Despite Finding Human Bones

Chicago Tribune | Kim Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alsip police found human bones and shattered vaults dumped in plain view at Burr Oak Cemetery four years ago but detectives dropped the case within a ...

Emmett Till's Original Casket Found Rusting In Shack At Burr Oak Cemetery

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ALSIP, Ill. — Some horrified relatives who searched Friday for loved ones' plots at a historic black cemetery at the center of a gravedigging sc...

Burr Oak Cemetery: 4 Charged With Dismembering At Least 300 Bodies In Graveyard Scam

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ALSIP, Ill. — (AP) Three gravediggers and a cemetery manager unearthed hundreds of corpses from a historic black cemetery south of Chicago, dump...

Burr Oak Cemetery Alsip, IL: 4 Accused Of Digging Up Bodies For Profit

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ALSIP, Ill. — Three gravediggers and a cemetery manager unearthed hundreds of corpses from a historic black cemetery south of Chicago, dumping s...

Emmett Till Memorial Fund Scam Part Of Burr Oak Cemetery Scheme

Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The woman behind a long-running scheme to dig up bodies and resell the grave sites in a historic African American cemetery also embezzled funds from a...