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Investigators in the Chicago area making absolutely stomach turning discovery at a historic African American cemetery.
According to police in Cook County employees in the Burr oak cemetery and in -- -- Illinois dug up about 300 bodies.
Dumped the remains and resold the plots.
To unsuspecting customers.
Families are quite obviously outraged.
He's just the integrity of them play defense and leave the body with the -- -- -- the right seeing Ed miles didn't invent them.
Four people -- -- said to -- in custody and amazingly enough we're told the owners of the cemetery had absolutely no idea this was going on while.
The cemeteries about twenty miles southwest of Chicago and among those buried there.
Blues legend Diana Washington.
And lynching victim Emmett Till -- -- -- live with this -- -- even imagine.
Leadership what these people are alleged to have done is really beyond comprehension cemetery workers.
Digging up graves dumping the bodies somewhere in a remote part of the cemetery.
And then reselling those plots these remains were just tossed in a fenced off area above ground.
Not even covered.
And officials say it went on for years FBI specialists have been brought in to try to ideal all the remains.
But Cook County sheriff Thomas dart says it's going to be very hard to sit through everything at the Burr oak cemetery.
There are not going to be quick answers here this -- we're going to be here for quite some time.
We're not necessarily talking weeks we're talking months.
And -- the sheriff says that they may not even be able to guarantee every family that their loved ones will be reburied intact how to -- find out about this right well how amazingly enough the owner of the cemetery company call perpetual holdings came forward about five weeks ago six weeks ago to say that one of their employees blew the whistle on this whole thing.
Well and show you a woman now who says that she has many relatives buried at this cemetery.
Tony every family members out here I am great I think -- -- -- been used.
He just don't let -- think this is ridiculous this is sacred ground.
As you said there was a long time when this was the only cemetery in the Chicago area where black people could be very and it -- lynching helped spark the civil rights movement jazz great Dinah Washington's there.
Heavyweight former heavyweight boxer as -- also a lot of very significant people.
In the African American community what kind of charged these people face well all four of these suspects have been charged with one count of dismembering -- human body to class -- felony in Illinois.
-- it's punishable by up to thirty years in prison.
The reverend Jesse Jackson was at the cemetery today he said there ought to be a special place in hell.
For the people who did this and we can only hope that the areas.
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