Families demand answers as investigators dig for second day at Detroit cemetery

Police, FBI dig up remains in search for missing loved ones at Detroit’s Gethsemane Cemetery

Families demand answers as investigators dig for second day at Detroit's Gethsemane Cemetery
Families demand answers as investigators dig for second day at Detroit's Gethsemane Cemetery

DETROIT – Concerned family members stood outside the gates of Gethsemane Cemetery to demand to know if their lost loved ones are among the remains that were buried in the wrong place.

Tuesday was the second day Detroit police and the FBI spent digging up graves in the search for answers.

Read: Authorities dig in Detroit cemetery to confirm burials

Barbara Williams said she’s been asking the cemetery for years if her father’s body was moved. The grave marking is missing and the ground was moved on his grave site.

“If he’s there, there are three people on top of him,” Williams said.

The investigation stems from a case where a teenager’s body was not buried where it should have been.

Families said they are not getting answers from authorities regarding their loved ones’ burials.

You can watch Shawn Ley’s story in the video above.



About the Authors:

Shawn Ley is an Emmy-Award winning reporter. In more than 20 years covering stories in television news, Shawn’s reporting has taken him from war-torn eastern Europe, to reporting from an F-16 fighter jet and now to the fast and furious breaking news of Detroit.

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.