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Six lawsuits filed against Burr Oak cemetery

Six civil lawsuits were filed Friday by roughly a dozen families injured by the outrageous actions that have been uncovered at Chicago-area Burr Oak cemetery. The lawsuits name Perpetua and the four criminally-charged employees as defendants and seek damages for the extremely outrageous conduct. According to the Chicago Tribune, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has said that investigators have not been able to find markers for a “Baby Land” section where infants had been buried. To read more about the Burr Oak lawsuits.

In order to help people locate their loved ones, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has created a hotline and email address to field inquiries. Contact the Cook County Sheriff’s Office locally at (708) 865-6070. To call toll-free, dial (800) 942-1950. Or send an email to