Why Were Investigators Forced To Raid A Cemetery In Illinois In 2009?
People are fascinated but crime, whether it's drug-related, financial, murder, and more. In 2022 a new survey revealed an astounding 50 percent of Americans say they love the true crime genre. It's fair to say the intrigue around crime intensifies when it happens close to home. This is definitely the case for a bizarre crime involving a Burr Oak Cemetery, in Alsip, Illinois, and some of its employees.
Did you know the US death care industry is worth $20.2 billion as of 2021?
Who would have thought that amount of money is thrown at death? Also, was anyone else clueless about the name of the death industry?
Considering the billions of dollars connected to death, this story proves it's obvious there are bad apples working in that industry as well. What employees at Burr Oak Cemetery were able to do raises a lot of questions but the job wasn't as hard as you might think. The crime itself makes me uneasy and was a worst-nightmare scenario for many families.
In 2009, investigators raided the Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois, leading to several arrests and a stomach-turning discovery. Shockingly, the local sheriff's department admitted in an interview that the serious crime could have gone unnoticed except for the fake that the criminals got sloppy.
The reason we caught them, was they got so reckless toward the end but if they had not done that, I don’t know when we would have found this thing out.
The convicts' carelessness happened after they dug up bodies in order to re-sell burial plots. They got rid of the bones by dumping them in a remote area on the cemetery's property. No further details were provided.