Burr Oak News
If your loved one was buried at Burr Oak Cemetery and, due to criminal activities involving staffers at the facility, was moved or removed without your consent, you have likely heard of the scandal at the Burr oak facility. In response to the pain and suffering that hundreds of people living in and around Chicago are now experiencing as a result of the illegal and immoral activities at the cemetery, Levin & Perconti is representing numerous clients in achieving justice for injuries related to this negligent activity.
Here you will find news updates related to the Burr Oak Cemetery lawsuit. Please check back often for the latest news and information:
January 12, 2010
Study suggests too many bodies buried at Burr Oak
June 20, 2012
As Burr Oak settlement payments arrive, old wounds reopen
January 28, 2015
ABC7 Eyewitness News
Burr Oak Cemetery Trial: 1,500 Bones Found, FBI Agent Says
February 7, 2015
Testimony: Bodies buried atop bodies at Burr Oak Cemetery
February 12, 2015
Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers convicted of desecrating bodies
April 18, 2015
Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers get prison time
August 24, 2015
Signs of neglect remain at Burr Oak Cemetery
October 10, 2015
Former Burr Oak Cemetery Worker Gets Probation for Desecrating Bodies
Burr Oak Cemetery Headstone Search: If you are seeking information about relatives buried at Burr Oak Cemetery, visit this site. If you have information useful to investigators, please contact the Cook County Sheriff or Levin & Perconti
Burr Oak Cemetery Website: Several Burr Oak employees were charged with disinterring caskets and re-selling burial plots to families. As reported by the Cook County Sheriff’s office, although Burr Oak was home to approximately 100,000 gravesites, fewer than half actually had a headstone, leading the Sheriff’s Department to a criminal investigation, and Levin & Perconti into a case to recover on behalf of our clients.
Burr Oak Burial Database: In 2009, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department placed over 40,000 photos of headstones online, allowing families to search for information in the wake of the scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery.
How to Order Death Certificates in Cook County: The Cook County Clerk’s office not only allows citizens to request a death certificate, but also keeps official records of deaths that occurred in Chicago and Cook County suburbs.
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