John Dillinger’s Corpse to Be Dug Up and DNA-Tested to Settle Conspiracy Theory

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 5, 2019

The body of infamous Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger — or, at least, the body of whoever is buried in Dillinger’s Indianapolis cemetery plot — is going to be exhumed, DNA-tested and reinterred on Sept. 16.

This grim reaping could finally smother the flames of a conspiracy theory that’s been smoldering since the gangster was reportedly shot and killed by FBI agents outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago 85 years ago: Is Dillinger really buried in that grave, or did the feds kill an innocent man?

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