Cemetery Workers: Dumped Bodies, Resold Plots

08/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

They are being accused of the unspeakable, but after receiving a tip, Cook County officials are saying that workers at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois, just 20 miles south of Chicago, have allegedly dug up more than 100 graves and resold the burial plots to new customers, according to CNN.com. Burr Oak is a historic African-American cemetery and the final resting place of Emmett Till, Dinah Washington and some Negro League baseball players. Their graves are said not to be involved. The workers are being accused of exhuming the bodies, dumping the remains and reselling more than 100 plots that were less frequently visited. The FBI and expert forensic scientists have been called in to help with the investigation while four people are currently in custody. -WLW

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