Friday, March 23, 2007

Corpse discovered at old Chicago mob burial site

Construction workers on March 20 discovered a corpse in an area west of Chicago that had been known as a mob burial ground, according to a report by Mike Parker of CBS-2 Chicago.

Authorities dug up the area in 1988, acting on a tip. They found the bodies of two lower-level Chicago Outfit soldiers - Robert Hatridge and Michael Oliver - buried there. The find this week appears to indicate that the underworld has returned to its old ways. The corpse could have been placed at the site as recently as five years ago.

The DuPage County coroner is working to determine the victim's identity and cause of death.

Construction workers were digging to install a sewer for a townhouse project along Bluff Road near Route 83.

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