Famous Exhumations

May 26, 2013 by  

Famous Exhumations, When people are buried, they usually stay buried. But a few noted people were not left alone. Some exhumations were performed to help solve mysteries or to give the dead a proper resting place. Here is a list of famous people who were pulled from their resting places.

Was he the father?
The body of chess legend Bobby Fischer was exhumed to determine whether he was the father of a 9-year-old girl in the Philippines. Fischer became a recluse after earning fame in the 1970s as one of the greatest chess players in the world. bobby fischer exhumed in 2010, fischer not father of Jinky Young, bobby fischer for playing in yugoslavia,

Leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization
Yasser Arafat’s widow asked for an exhumation in an interview after Al Jazeera reported that Arafat might have been poisoned with this radioactive element. Yasser Arafat died natural causes,

Member of the Rat Pack
Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. died without much money in the bank. His wife decided to have his body exhumed to recover jewelry that had been buried with him. sammy davis jr. exhumed for $70,000 in jewelry,

“Close to You” singer
Singer Karen Carpenter was a member of the 1970s group The Carpenters with her brother, Richard. She died from complications of this controversial disease at age 32. Carpenter was buried in the Carpenter Private Mausoleum in Cypress, Calif., but later was moved to Westlake Village, Calif. karen carpenter died anorexia nervosa, Karen Carpenter died Feb 4, 1983,

“Dominoes” singer
Jackie Wilson recorded over 50 hit singles and was a member of R&B group The Dominoes. Wilson collapsed on stage in 1975 and remained in a coma for eight years Wilson had little money and was buried in an unmarked grave, but fans raised money to have his body exhumed for a proper burial. The Dominoes R&B vocal group, jackie wilson died January 21, 1984, Jackie wilson died of heart attack,

The Tramp
Charlie Chaplin was a famous actor and musician best known for his character “The Tramp,” who wore a tight coat and oversized pants and carried a cane. Chaplin died in 1977 of natural causes and was buried in Vaud, Switzerland. In 1978, robbers stole his corpse but were soon captured. charlie chaplin died at 88, charlie chaplin body stolen and ransomed, Charlie Chaplin reburied under concrete, Charlie Chaplin The great Dictator Hitler,

The King
Elvis Presley was originally buried next to his mother but both were moved to his estate, Graceland, following an attempt to steal his body. Graceland is open to the public and is one of the most visited private residences in the United States.

Emperor of Ethiopia
Haile Selassie, Ethiopia’s last emperor, was exhumed after being discovered buried under this common household sanitation fixture in 1992. He was reburied in Addis Ababa’s Trinity Cathedral more than 25 years after his death. +Haile Selassie reburied in 2000, Haile Selassie died august 27, 1975, Haile Selassie held captive Addis Ababa’s Imperial Palace,

Cuban revolutionary leader
Che Guevara was captured and shot in Bolivia in 1967. The location of the former Cuban revolutionary leader was kept secret until 1995 and his body was exhumed and returned to Cuba. Che guevara buried airport runway,

Killer of John F. Kennedy
Lee Harvey Oswald assassin of John F. Kennedy, was exhumed in 1981 to test a theory that he had been replaced by a Soviet double. Dental records helped prove that the body was, in fact, that of Oswald. Jack Ruby shot oswald,

The Big Bopper
Performer Jiles Perry Richardson Jr., better known as The Big Bopper, died in a plane crash with two other famous musicians. In 2007, his son requested that his father’s body be exhumed to perform an autopsy to settle rumors that he had been shot. The autopsy confirmed that The Big Bopper died immediately from crash injuries. The Big Bopper died in 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper plane crash, the day the music died,

First Lady of Argentina
Eva Peron the wife of Argentine President Juan Peron, was embalmed after her death in Argentina. But in the 1950s the country’s new rulers wanted her body out of the city. In 1957, she was buried in Milan, Italy, with help from this religious organization. Evita Peron died July 26, 1952,

American gangster
Gangster Al Capone died in 1947 and was buried in Chicago’s South Side. The former bootlegger was moved in 1950 to the West Side and his body is now at this cemetery. al capone died from cardiac arrest, Mount Carmel Cemetery al capone, al capone died in his home,

Nazi Party leader
German leader Adolf Hitler committed suicide at the end of World War II with his wife as Soviet troops came closer to the bunker where they were hiding. His body was burned and buried in a bomb crater and his remains were later reburied at this spot in Madgeburg, Germany. His remains reportedly were exhumed and cremated in 1970 and then dumped in this river. smersh headquarters magdeburg east germany,

First woman to win Nobel Prize
Chemist Marie Curie was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and died in France and was buried in Sceaux. Her and her husband’s remains were exhumed in 1995 and moved to this famous Paris landmark to honor the pair’s work in discovering radioactivity. Marie Curie died July 4, 1934, Marie Curie won two nobel prizes, Marie Curie died from radiation exposure,

Tomb of the Unknowns
The remains of a U.S. serviceman from the Vietnam War were exhumed from the military’s Tomb of the Unknowns in 1998 after a POW activist claimed they were of Air Force Lt. Michael Joseph Blassie. Department of Defense scientists used DNA testing to determine that the activist was right. Michael Joseph Blassie, Lt. Michael Joseph Blassie sent to family in St. Louis, Missouri;,

Inventor of Braille reading system
Louis Braille, inventor of a reading and writing system for the blind, died in 1852 and his body was exhumed in 1952 to be honored by reburial at the Panthéon in Paris. But these body parts were buried near his home as an act of respect. Louis Braille died of tuberculosis,

12th president of the United States
Zachary Taylor died in 1850, reportedly of gastroenteritis, but some thought he may have died another way. Theories ranged from heat stroke to arsenic poisoning. His body was exhumed in 1991 and tests confirmed that he did not die of poisoning.

Abraham Lincoln assassin
Actor John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln and was killed 12 days later. He was buried in a storage room at the Old Penitentiary at Washington Arsenal until 1867, when his body was moved to a warehouse. John Wilkes Booth die of gunshot wound,

American pioneer
Daniel Boone was buried in Missouri in an unmarked grave and his body was later exhumed and moved to a cemetery in Frankfort, Ky. But a legend soon grew that Boone never left Missouri. Both graveyards in Kentucky and Missouri claim to have Boone’s remains. daniel boone died september 26, 1820, I’m going now. My time has come. Daniel boone,

Scientist behind the three laws of motion
English physicist Isaac Newton died in 1727. He was later exhumed so his remains could be placed in a more prominent location and during the process large amounts of this element were found in his body, which may be a result of his experiments.

Explorer of the “New World”
Christopher Columbus died and was first buried in Valladolid, Spain, and his remains were moved several times over the next 300 years. Burial sites included a monastery in Seville, Spain, and Santo Domingo, Hispaniola. Now his remains are in Spain, but some think part of the remains still lie in Santo Domingo. Christopher columbus died in 1506, santo domingo dominican republic, Christopher Columbus died of heart attack,

Egyptian pharaoh
Tutankhamun was 9 years old when he became the ruler of Egypt, and he died 10 years later. His burial site was discovered in 1922 and it produced thousands of artifacts that are shown in museums around the world. In 2007, the mummy was removed from a climate-controlled glass box in an underground tomb at in this famous area in Egypt.

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