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NBC News reported this afternoon that employees at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, IL have been digging up graves and reselling the plots. They stated that there was an area blocked off that they believe have the remains from the graves, plus the tombstones, all piled up. According to the NBS reporters, the owners of the cemetery tipped the police off to what was going on.

When will our loved ones be safe. Cemeteries are moved, family is not notified. Now the employees seem to think it is alright to disgrace our loved ones. One lady being interviewed today said that the cemetery could not tell her what happened to the remains of her brother, a US Marine!

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Comment by Ron Ferguson on July 9, 2009 at 6:41pm
In England it is becoming more and more common for graves to be leased for only 75 years, after which time the graves can be emptied and reused. As it is a fairly new practice I do not know what happens to the remains when the lease is up - perhaps someone else might know?
Comment by Joyce Sharpe on July 9, 2009 at 11:26am
In Tennessee we finally have a law to prohibit that without the family's consent, and they are reinterred.
Comment by Midge Frazel on July 9, 2009 at 7:16am


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