A spokesman for First Lady Michelle Obama--after first confirming that Mrs. Obama's father, Fraser Robinson III was buried in the ravaged Burr Oak Cemetery in south suburban Chicago--now says he is not there. "There has been some confusion that has been cleared up," Camille Johnston, Mrs. Obama's spokesman, told me. He is buried in the nearby Lincoln Cemetery, she said.
WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama's father is buried at the suburban Chicago cemetery--a historic last resting place for African Americans-- at the center of a grisly grave reselling scheme.
"I can confirm the First Lady's father is buried at Burr Oak cemetery. We will have no additional comment on the matter," Camille Johnston, Mrs. Obama's communications chief, told me on Tuesday.
Fraser Robinson III, who died in 1991, was buried at Burr Oak Cemetery, in south suburban Alsip, now declared a crime scene. Investigators are probing a ring that dug up graves, disposed of the bodies and resold the plots.