Burr Oak Cemetery Tragedy (USA)

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Family members wait near the entrance to find out the location of relatives who were buried before 2001 near the entrance to the Burr Oak Cemetery, one of the oldest and most historic black American cemeteries on the outskirts of Cook County, the same day four cemetery managers and caretakers were arrested on felony charges of disinterring and dismembering bodies at the cemetery in order to resell the plots to unsuspecting members of the public in Alsip, Illinois on July 9, 2009. In recent months, many older graves had reportedly been moved and relocated within the cemetery grounds adding to the forensics confusion.