John Dillinger: US gangster’s grave set to be exhumed

A request to exhume the stays of notorious US gangster John Dillinger has been authorized by officers in Indiana.

Dillinger’s family have been urgent for the allow, saying an imposter is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

The FBI says its brokers shot lifeless the gangster in Chicago in 1934, and he was then buried in Indiana’s state capital.

The disinterment is now deliberate for 31 December 2019 – however the cemetery is combating the choice in courtroom.

Dillinger’s nephew Michael Thompson and one other member of the family say they imagine that the FBI “killed the wrong man” at Chicago’s Biograph Theater in 1934.

They say they’ve proof that the imposter within the grave has totally different eye color and fingerprints.

The FBI has dismissed such arguments as “a conspiracy theory”.

In a tweet in August, the FBI mentioned it had “a wealth of information” proving that Dillinger was certainly shot lifeless in Chicago.

Dillinger was described as “Public Enemy No.1” within the 1930s – the Great Depression period within the US.

A $10,000 bounty was positioned on his head. He led the Dillinger Gang, which was accused of a string of financial institution robberies.