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 Gangster John Dillinger wird exhumiert infographic
Grafik zeigt die letzten Momente von Dillinger, und Details zu seiner Exhumierung – die durch die Betonplatten erschwert wird.


John Dillingers betonverstärktes Grab

By Ninian Carter

September 16, 2019 - Die sterblichen Überreste des berüchtigten amerikanischen Bankräubers werden für einen History Channel Dokumentarfilm exhumiert. John Dillinger wurde von FBI Agenten 1934 in Chicago erschossen und unter 2,3 Tonnen Beton begraben um den Diebstahl seines Körpers zu verhindern. Konspirationstheorien glauben allerdings, dass ein Double erschossen wurde und nicht Dillinger und dass die Betonplatten über seinem Sarg nur verhindern sollten, dass niemand die Wahrheit herausfinden kann.

The body of John H. Dillinger will be exhumed at an Indiana cemetery and reinterred on the same day. It will be a formidable task as the grave of the gangster, who was gunned down by federal agents outside a movie theatre in Chicago in 1934, has been fortified with a thick layer of concrete.

The family is reported to have fortified the grave at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis with three feet of concrete to prevent theft of the body. A woman who answered the phone at the cemetery told the New York Times that Dillinger fans regularly stop by the cemetery office to inquire where his grave is. Once they find it, they like to pay homage and decorate it with items that include carnations, coins and bullet shells, then post their photos online.

Much of Dillinger’s notoriety rests on his ability to evade federal agents for weeks following his escape from an Indiana jail in 1934, where he was held on a charge of killing a policeman.

His body lies beneath a granite pillow marker, engraved with raised block letters that spell out Dillinger’s name and “1903-1934.”

PUBLISHED: 04/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: FBI, Associated Press