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Four arrested in grave re-selling scheme

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    Apparently, they dug up bodies to make room for other people. Pretty disgusting.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member


    Unavailable for comment
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    This is amazing for Illinois. Don't they know there are plenty of other places in Chicagoland to bury bodies? They've been doing it for years...
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Only in Illinois.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    What hasn't been reported is that the bodies they dug up were sold to people in Wisconsin.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Now THAT'S comedy!!!
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Actually, this is pretty common. When a cemetery runs out of room -- no more money. So lot's of times you might find out that more than one person is buried in a grave, or that folks never actually got buried, etc.
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    In New Orleans, that was a common practice for a long time. They can't bury folks in the ground there, so they have the above-ground tombs. Usually, they're built with several family members in mind. So when another family member died, they'd add to the tomb. If there was no more room, they'd just open the tomb, push the old body over a bit, and stack the next one in there. It's not uncommon for tombs down there to have two and three bodies to a slot.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    "Biggest waste of real estate: golf courses and cemeteries."

    Al Czervik
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Supposedly Till's grave is undisturbed.
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Surprised Jesse Jackson was out there making such a fuss and hoping the perps had a special place in hell -- especially since the four arrested are all African-American. Glad to see Jesse is color-blind on this one.
  12. doctorx

    doctorx Member

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