Burr Oak Cemetery Tragedy (USA)

Image 23 of 25
< Prev Next >
People fill out forms detailing where they believe their relatives were buried in the historically black Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois at a crisis center set up by the Cook County Sheriff's Office at the Dwight Eisenhower High School in nearby Blue Island, Illinois on July 12, 2009.  According to local media reports, over 7,000 people have filled out forms requesting information about relatives buried at the historically black Burr Oak Cemetery; on July 9, four managers and caretakers at Burr Oak Cemetery were arrested on charges of fraud and dismembering human remains and as families descended upon the site in search for answers, investigators were forced to close down the site as more dismembered human remains were discovered.