After initially saying that Michelle Obama’s father is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery, the first lady’s office now says he is not buried at the historic Chicago cemetery where workers are accused of digging up the dead, discarding bodies, and in some cases, reselling burial plots.
“There has been some confusion that has been cleared up. Fraser Robinson III was buried at Lincoln Cemetery, not Burr Oak,” said Mrs. Obama’s Communications Director Camille Johnston. “I do not know where her grandfather was buried, but I do not believe he is at Burr Oak either.”
ALSIP, Ill. – First lady Michelle Obama’s father is among those buried at a cemetery near Chicago where workers are accused of digging up and dumping bodies to resell plots, the White House confirmed Tuesday.
“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, a spokeswoman for the first lady’s office, wrote in an e-mail to NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV in Chicago.