Investigators found the original casket of lynching victim Emmett Till rusting in a shack. The shack is in the same cemetery where four people are facing felony charges for a grave digging scheme. As previously reported Carolyn Towns, Keith Nicks, Terrence Nicks, and Maurice Dailey have each been charged with one count of dismembering a human body. According to police, the suspects were digging up corpses and dumping them to make profits selling already bought gravesites. In some cases, they even double stacked some of the deceased bodies. They made $300,000 with the scheme that spanned around four years.
In the newest element of this twisted case, the legendary Emmett Till’s original casket was found dilapidated in a rusty shack. When authorities went to open the casket, live animals jumped out. Till is not buried in the casket because he was reburied in a 2005 reinvestigation of his case death. The casket was supposed to have been used for a memorial to Till. As you may remember, he was killed in 1955 when he was just 14 years old for whistling at a white woman. His death had an immense impact on the Civil Rights movement and over 100,000 people came to his public viewing in Chicago.