Skip to comments.WHITNEY GRAVE ROBBERS - (Armed Guards Protecting Site)
Posted on 02/23/2012 8:50:03 PM PST by Beaten Valve
ARMED guards are protecting Whitney Houstons grave from bling-hunting robbers.
Fears that ghouls will plunder her resting place were triggered after it was revealed she was buried wearing up to £300,000 of jewels and designer clothes.
The singer, who died a fortnight ago in her LA hotel room after a drugs and booze binge, lies in a gold-lined coffin worth tens of thousands of pounds.
She is draped in a purple gown and also wears a diamond brooch and earrings and a pair of glittering gold slippers.
But the treasure-filled casket has caused alarm among the stars family and friends.
And now minders have been ordered to watch over her grave-side at Fairview Cemetery in Newark, New Jersey.
A source said last night: There is a very genuine fear that her coffin will be targeted by grave robbers.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailystar.co.uk ...
They should have poured concrete over the coffin. It’s morbid.
“Is anybody surprised by this?”
I have to admit that I was. I really didn’t follow her death and funeral much. I was unaware of the ostentatiousness of the funeral and her burial.
It’s a sick world. I could easily imagine several losers digging her grave up just to rob it. I suspect that they’ll have to move her somewhere more private - just like they did with Elvis Presley.
No, just think, in the future someone could say,
“Yo,Bro, I got a piece of Whitney.”
Just from an archeology standpoint I think it’s
kewl, but didn’t they learn anything from the
Good taste is always in style.
The only thing about the whole Whitney Houston fiasco that has had any sense of class, was Kevin Costner’s touching eulogy at her funeral.
What do they expect when it was reported in the media that she was buried with that many jewels. Sooner or later someone will steal them from her grave.
They ain’t gonna guard it forever. My brother has a perfect plan (he’s worked on Tijuana tunnels.) We’re patient.
They should have included a golden crack pipe just to make it real.
They moved “Elvis” because he wasn’t there in the grave. D’uh!
They pretty much do. They have a concrete vault around the coffins. I know this from having paid for the same for my mom’s burial. At least its a requirement here in Pa. But the idiots who think they’re entitled would still try anyway. So typical.
I agree, Cleopatra needs her sceptre.
un-needed and nasty comment award to you.
But Whitney’ s relatives were absolute idiots to bury her body like an ancient queen. Including objects of value in a coffin is a guarentee grave robbers WILL strike,sooner or later. Many are buried with no jewelry,it being kept by the living in remembrance.The dead have no use for any great finery.At the Resurrection,all will receive more glorious raiment.
And it is in bad taste and quite probably not Christian.
I don’t believe it.
“concrete vault .... requirement here in Pa”
A vigorous application of sledgehammers to the vault lid will make short work of it.
The best protection is for the gravesite to be in a highly visible location such that any and all activity there is certain to be noticed.The more private and secluded the easier to desecrate.
“Could be worse... could be raining!”
Elvis moved himself.....to Germany last I heard.
We saw Elvis last year when camping in Yellowstone. He was keeping the Grizzley bears away from the campers.
Ever wonder what is now wrong with America? Look no further that who is hailed by the sheeple as heroes when they buck out in the game of life.
Drug addicts, sex perverts, and then there is MLK , his dissipations would fill volumes.
“The only thing about the whole Whitney Houston fiasco that has had any sense of class, was Kevin Costners touching eulogy at her funeral.”
Finally, someone Kevin Costner admires who he can’t make a movie about casting himself as that person!
It does seem rather unlikely.
I’d almost be willing to bet that the initial reports are confusing the “window dressing” (for lack of a better term off hand) for what was the final burial appearance. It’s not exactly rare for the jewels to be stripped before burial and returned to the family.
Of course, with her alleged financial issues... it’s also entirely possible that the jewels were costume anyways or on loan.
Reference/homage: Chuck Palahniuk's - Survivor
I doubt this too. I don’t believe that the Star is a very reliable news source. More like a scandal rag, I believe.
I doubt the jewelry and clothes are even with the body in that casket.
Does anybody really believe that? I don't. That would be really stupid.
All jewerly is usually removed by the funeral director before going into the hearse...wonder if the jewels being buried with her is truth if so they family is crazy...or maybe paste replica’s of her jewelry...many have fakes made and the real one’s kept in a safe, per insurance coverage...
Give her a nice dress and some nice earrings.
Don’t dress her up like a pharoah.
Just dig a couple hundred new graves around Whitney and fill the coffins with those new edition Nike bassetball shoes. That will throw the grave diggers off track and save the Pharoah’s jewels.
“That would be really stupid.”
Agreed, my mom told me - there should be no jewelry buried with the body.
As the other poster said, there is no need of it. And you never know, those who remain may need it.
I was thinking that Alistair Cooke’s grave was plundered for less, but I guess that was done by a ring of criminal funeral directors..They even replaced his stolen femurs with pvc pipe.
Anybody really believe they buried her with real jewelry?
Totally needed and necessary. It's long past the time we gloss over and honor crackheads and junkies just because they had talent and threw it away. I grew up in the same neighborhood as she did in East Orange, NJ. We moved out as it was starting to deteriorate. My former Grammar School is named after her, which is pretty fitting if you know what kind of hellhole East Orange has become. Here's praying that other kids don't follow her example, even if the Principal of the school calls her a role model. Is that the kind of role model you want for your kids?
Certainly not Charlie Chaplin
That would be really sick.
Apparently her toxicology reports came back and they indicated that she had a very high amout of Xanax,Valium and alcohol in her system,and that her heart had stopped.She didn’t drown.
I’m sure Bobby Brown’s already taken anything of value and used the money on crack by now.
I thought it was stupid to bury her in this cemetery and not a secure one in LA. Who is suppose to pay for the 24 hour security her grave will require? I also thought it
was illegal to bury anyone with valuables in their graves now, but I can’t say exactly when or where I heard this years ago.
Awhile ago another poster had said some wife exhumed the body of her famous husband to get the $70,000 ring off his finger. (I forget now who it was).
And reports had it that Whitney was stone broke, living off the money of her friends and hangers-ons. I doubt that they would have buried her in $500,000 of borrowed bling.
I was thinking the same thing. I also wonder if creditors can have someone exhumed to recover assets?
Gold-lined coffin? Seriously? Who believes this frap?
Three words: Hope and Change.
Look what we got.
I'm surprised she's still below ground.
In our family someone was assigned to watch the casket being closed and sealed after the funeral home service the morning of the burial, so no sticky fingers got the wedding rings off the body.
Nope. Predicted it even before I heard there was all this “bling” in the grave with her. They'll either disinter her and dad or pour concrete into the grave