The latest news in the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal is that it is no longer a crime scene. This is according to the Cook County Sheriff”s website. The cemetery has been turned over to the Court Receiver. “BURR OAK CEMETERY WILL NOT BE REOPENED AT THIS TIME”
There is enough evidence gathered for prosecution. The Sheriff sees no need to excavate the cemetery for months or years.
As mentioned in the previous post the recovered bones will not undergo DNA testing. The investigation will continue off site.
“The turning over of day-to-day operations to the receiver is a step towards allowing the cemetery to conduct normal business,” Dart said. “I want to thank the public for their patience during the time we were forced to close the cemetery to process the crime scenes and ask for their continued patience while Mr. Szabelski continues to work towards re-opening Burr Oak. I hope that everything that has been done will help ease the pain of those with loved ones buried here and allow them to finally have some closure in this matter.”
Community Members have come together to form the Chicago Burr Oak Cemetery Historical Society. They are working together to find a fan appropriate memorial for the bones unearthed at Burr Oak Cemetery.
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