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Michelle Obama's father buried in desecrated Burr Oak Cemetery UPDATE Mr. Robinson not there.


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.


I am very upset that someone that evil could do this to my baby .And to move his grave is sick and hateful to all human dead and alive......

I am very apalled that four african american's did this to their own race of people.How dare they call this woman the sweetest person in the world,she mainipulated three men to help her do this for a mezzly 300,000 dollors and the dumb asses did it.They listened to her and probaly would'nt listen to their significant others.Those dumb asses should spend the rest of their lives behind bars in population.They didn't care when they dumped my uncle and aunt and cousins out on the ground with no dignity or respect.Look at all the people they hurt.They should take them to the cemetary in a cage and let everyone go there and stare at them like in a circus until they feel humiliated and shame like they did our people.I have no pity on any of them.

I am not African American or anything but I still find this despicable and a terrible thing. I think that these 4 Clowns (I am being nice though I have much worse names for them) shouldn't even be allowed to live give them the death penalty.

I am utterly disgusted and appalled at the unbelievable lack of respect that these people had for not just the deceased, but the families of those deceased. I bet if THEIR family members had been treated so vilely, they would be outraged and ready to sue.
Well, I hope THEY get sued for every dime they have and that they face years in prison. Desecration like this is absolutely inexcusable!

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