Final Burr Oak defendant is released on bond

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The final defendant accused of digging up remains and stacking bodies in a moneymaking scheme at a historic Chicago-area cemetery was released from jail.

The final defendant accused of digging up remains and stacking bodies in a moneymaking scheme at a historic Chicago-area cemetery was released from jail. Cook County Sheriff’s officials said someone posted $25,000 cash bond for Carolyn Towns on Thursday afternoon. She left Cook County Jail around 4 p.m. Towns was a former manager at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip. She was being held on $250,000 bond. She and three Burr Oak gravediggers face several felony charges, including desecration of human remains, conspiracy to dismember human bodies and theft. Authorities estimate 300 graves were dug up over several years. The other three defendants were already free on bond. All four have pleaded not guilty. Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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