Body of 1930s Gangster John Dillinger to be Exhumed

I’m diggin’ up bones, I’m diggin’ up bones,
Exhuming things that’s better left alone
I’m resurrecting mem’ries of a love that’s dead and gone
Yeah, tonight I’m sittin’ alone, diggin’ up bones

Randy Travis

source: Indy Star

The body of John Dillinger, the notorious 1930s bank robber from Central Indiana, will be exhumed from his Crown Hill Cemetery burial site in Indianapolis as part of an upcoming History Channel documentary.

Earlier this month, the Indiana State Department of Health approved a request from Dillinger’s nephew, Michael C. Thompson, to disinter the body and return it to its place at Crown Hill by Sept. 16.

The permit does not cite a reason for the request, but a History Channel spokesperson confirmed to IndyStar Tuesday that the exhumation is part of an upcoming project. No further details, including the date of exhumation or the production timeline, have been released.

Dillinger’s body to be exhumed.

Calamity Jane