ALSIP, Ill. — Four cemetery workers have been charged with dismembering bodies after police found what they called “startling and revolting” conditions at a historic cemetery near Chicago.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says workers at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip allegedly dug up more than 100 graves, dumped the bodies into unmarked mass graves and resold the plots to unsuspecting members of the public.
Prosecutors have charged 49-year-old Carolyn Towns, 45-year-old Keith Nicks and 39-year-old Terrence Nicks, all of Chicago. Also charged was 61-year-old Maurice Dailey of Robbins. Each was charged Thursday with one count each of dismembering a human body, a felony.
I saw this in our local paper yesterday. It's absolutely terrible and revolting. How could those people dig up dead bodies and dismember them? The scene must have been extremely macabre. I just don't understand this at all. I'm scared of dead people but in this case I'm much more afraid of the people who can do something like this. Yep, it's the living you have to be afraid of as someone once told me.
I agree Maria! There were several children buried in that cemetery too. These sick individuals did this for profit with total lack of conscience to the families. I hope they pay dearly for this one.
Brian, It looks like nothing is fool-proof, that's for sure. It's not just the fear of being "buried" for me.......I freak out at just the thought of being embalmed!! Unfortunately I know what embalming entails and I refuse to entertain the thought of it.