Cemetery objects to exhuming legendary criminal’s body

Notorious bank robber John Dillinger’s been buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indiana since 1934, and the History Channel wants to dig him up.

Dillinger, who was famously gunned down in Chicago outside the Biograph Theater, is the subject of a new History Channel documentary. The network wants to exhume the body to confirm Dillinger’s identity. Some speculation has it that it’s not actually Dillinger in the grave.

Crown Hill opposes the action. In a statement, the cemetery says, “We … have concerns that the complex and commercial nature of this exhumation could cause disruption to the peaceful tranquility of the Cemetery and those who are visiting to remember their loved ones.”