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Body Dumping

Officials unveil a monument to the victims of the Burr Oak grave reselling scandal on the grounds of the Alsip. In 2009, authorities discovered hundreds of graves had been dug up, and bodies dumped in mass graves, to resell burial plots. (Credit: Mai Martinez/CBS)

Burr Oak Monument Honors Victims Of Burial Scandal

After touring the now pristine cemetery, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the change there over the past five years has been remarkable.

08/29/2014

Carolyn Towns, 51, the former manager of the Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, surrendered to authorities on Oct. 31, 2011, to begin serving a 12 year prison sentence in the cemetery's grave reselling scandal. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Burr Oak Scandal Ringleader Reports To Prison

The alleged ringleader of the grave reselling scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery reported to prison on Monday to begin serving a 12-year sentence.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

Emmett Till

Emmett Till Museum Still In Jeopardy At Burr Oak Cemetery

A published report says yet more fallout has erupted from the scandal at historic Burr Oak Cemetery.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Carolyn Towns

Former Burr Oak Cemetery Director Admits To Gruesome Scheme

The former director of Burr Oak cemetery has pleaded guilty to charges that she profited from the headline-grabbing scheme that involved digging up human remains from graves for resale, and dumping the remains.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Gregory Noack

Boyfriend Faces Charges In Pool Player’s Murder, Body Dumping

The boyfriend competitive pool player is awaiting extradition back to Michigan, after the woman’s body was found in a suitcase near Hobart, Ind.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011