Author Topic: John Dillinger's Corpse to Be Dug Up and DNA-Tested to Settle Conspiracy Theory  (Read 329 times)

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Live Science by Brandon Specktor 8/2/2019

The body of infamous Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger — or, at least, the body of whoever is buried in Dillinger's Indianapolis cemetery plot — is going to be exhumed, DNA-tested and reinterred on Sept. 16, cbsnews.com reported.

This grim reaping could finally smother the flames of a conspiracy theory that's been smoldering since the gangster was reportedly shot and killed by FBI agents outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago 85 years ago: Is Dillinger really buried in that grave, or did the feds kill an innocent man? [The 6 Most Gruesome Grave Robberies]

Apparently, Dillinger's family is in favor of the latter hypothesis. Two of his living relatives (his niece and nephew) have filed separate requests to exhume the body after being presented with "evidence" that the corpse in Dillinger's plot may belong to someone else, NPR wrote. That would mean Dillinger was not, in fact, shot and killed in Chicago on July 22, 1934, but lived on and evaded justice for some unknown amount of time in some unknown place. According to Dillinger’s nephew, verifying the true identity of the man in the grave is the first step to answering those unknowns.

In affidavits obtained by NPR, Dillinger's niece and nephew claim that the body interred in Dillinger's grave has several traits that do not match descriptions of their uncle, including eye color, "ear shape," fingerprints and tooth alignment. The only way to clear up the identity of the man in the grave is to dig up the body and perform DNA testing, the relatives wrote, "possibly removing a bone or bones" from the body.

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Are they going to measure his johnson too?  Talk about your ultimate "shrinkage"

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That's a heck of a hobby.

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Where is Butch Cassidy's corpse?
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Are they going to measure his johnson too?  Talk about your ultimate "shrinkage"

It’s more of a bully stick now.

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Apparently, this is a thing now. Let's exhume everyone!
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Author petitions judge to let him exhume Dorothy Kilgallen’s body for DNA evidence
By Susan Edelman
August 10, 2019

An author who has investigated the mysterious death of newspaper columnist and TV star Dorothy Kilgallen has asked a judge to let him exhume her body for DNA evidence.

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Mark Shaw, who wrote “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much” and “Denial of Justice,” filed a petition in Westchester Supreme Court last week to disinter Kilgallen’s body from the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.

Shaw also wants the court to order a DNA sample from retired journalist Ron Pataky, now 84, to “establish his probable complicity in her death.”

Pataky has admitted he was the last person to see Kilgallen alive, Shaw writes.  ...
And, of course, the self-promoting Cyril Wecht is involved.

Full story in NY Post


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