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Graphic toont de laatste momenten van John Dillinger, met details van de opgraving – bemoeilijkt door een betonnen barrière.


John Dillingers met beton versterkte graf

By Ninian Carter

September 16, 2019 - De stoffelijke resten van een notoire Amerikaanse bankrover wordt voor een TV-documentaire van History Channel opgegraven. John Dillinger werd in 1934 in Chicago door federale agenten neergeschoten en onder 2,3 ton beton begraven om diefstal ban zijn lichaam te voorkomen.
door federale agenten in 1934. Het lichaam wordt dezelfde dag herbegraven. Volgens complottheorieën werd een dubbelganger gedood, en niet Dillinger, en dat het beton om de kist werd aangebracht om te voorkomen dat iemand de waarheid zou ontdekken.

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