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WHITNEY GRAVE ROBBERS - (Armed Guards Protecting Site)
Daily Star ^ | February 24, 2012 | By Aaron Tinney

Posted on 02/23/2012 8:50:03 PM PST by Beaten Valve

ARMED guards are protecting Whitney Houston’s 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 star’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: whitneyhouston
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Is anybody surprised by this?
1 posted on 02/23/2012 8:50:12 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

They should have poured concrete over the coffin. It’s morbid.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 8:53:07 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Beaten Valve

“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.


3 posted on 02/23/2012 8:53:16 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: Beaten Valve

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
pyramids?


4 posted on 02/23/2012 8:53:47 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Good taste is always in style.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 8:54:55 PM PST by seton89 (Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
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To: MplsSteve

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.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 8:55:04 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 8:55:22 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Beaten Valve

They ain’t gonna guard it forever. My brother has a perfect plan (he’s worked on Tijuana tunnels.) We’re patient.


8 posted on 02/23/2012 8:55:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Beaten Valve

They should have included a golden crack pipe just to make it real.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 8:56:31 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: MplsSteve

They moved “Elvis” because he wasn’t there in the grave. D’uh!


10 posted on 02/23/2012 8:59:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: unkus

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.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 9:04:00 PM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I agree, Cleopatra needs her sceptre.


12 posted on 02/23/2012 9:05:16 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Beaten Valve

13 posted on 02/23/2012 9:05:36 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

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.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 9:06:38 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Beaten Valve

I don’t believe it.


15 posted on 02/23/2012 9:07:08 PM PST by Ditter
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To: SueRae

“concrete vault .... requirement here in Pa”

Nope.


16 posted on 02/23/2012 9:07:46 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 9:11:02 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: SueRae

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.


18 posted on 02/23/2012 9:11:21 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“Could be worse... could be raining!”


19 posted on 02/23/2012 9:12:01 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Revolting cat!

Elvis moved himself.....to Germany last I heard.


20 posted on 02/23/2012 9:12:23 PM PST by taterjay
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To: Revolting cat!

We saw Elvis last year when camping in Yellowstone. He was keeping the Grizzley bears away from the campers.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 9:13:13 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


22 posted on 02/23/2012 9:19:44 PM PST by Sea Parrot (You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something. --Stephen Adam)
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To: Beaten Valve
I don't believe for a minute that she was buried with all that bling. Are you kidding me? No way, no how.
23 posted on 02/23/2012 9:21:33 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Most apt.


24 posted on 02/23/2012 9:21:46 PM PST by Sea Parrot (You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something. --Stephen Adam)
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To: dfwgator

“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.”

Finally, someone Kevin Costner admires who he can’t make a movie about casting himself as that person!


25 posted on 02/23/2012 9:33:11 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: novascotianative

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.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 9:33:15 PM PST by Koschei
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To: Beaten Valve
I don't believe a word of it. Some flaky, desparate PR person invented this ruse to shore up the blatant facts that they now need to improve her image as people have figured out she was nothing more than an druggie.

Reference/homage: Chuck Palahniuk's - Survivor

27 posted on 02/23/2012 9:34:09 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Ditter

I doubt this too. I don’t believe that the Star is a very reliable news source. More like a scandal rag, I believe.


28 posted on 02/23/2012 9:43:28 PM PST by davisfh
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To: Beaten Valve

I doubt the jewelry and clothes are even with the body in that casket.


29 posted on 02/23/2012 9:45:32 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: Beaten Valve
It was stupid to publicize she was buried with $500,000 of jewelry.

Does anybody really believe that? I don't. That would be really stupid.

30 posted on 02/23/2012 9:47:54 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: The Great RJ

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...


31 posted on 02/23/2012 9:48:25 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Beaten Valve

WTF?

Give her a nice dress and some nice earrings.

Don’t dress her up like a pharoah.


32 posted on 02/23/2012 9:54:13 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


33 posted on 02/23/2012 9:58:12 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: lonestar

“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.


34 posted on 02/23/2012 10:03:14 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


35 posted on 02/23/2012 10:15:16 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: Beaten Valve

Anybody really believe they buried her with real jewelry?


36 posted on 02/23/2012 10:15:47 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: hoosierham
un-needed and nasty comment award to you.

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?

37 posted on 02/23/2012 10:23:19 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Beaten Valve

Certainly not Charlie Chaplin


38 posted on 02/23/2012 10:23:26 PM PST by xp38
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To: Beaten Valve

That would be really sick.


39 posted on 02/23/2012 10:53:07 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin.)
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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.


40 posted on 02/23/2012 10:55:43 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Lol! As if the valuables made it to the grave in the first place. Easier pickin's before she was planted.

41 posted on 02/23/2012 11:21:39 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Beaten Valve

I’m sure Bobby Brown’s already taken anything of value and used the money on crack by now.


42 posted on 02/23/2012 11:25:28 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


43 posted on 02/24/2012 2:54:17 AM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Average Al

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.


44 posted on 02/24/2012 3:01:09 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve

I was thinking the same thing. I also wonder if creditors can have someone exhumed to recover assets?


45 posted on 02/24/2012 3:16:56 AM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Gold-lined coffin? Seriously? Who believes this frap?


46 posted on 02/24/2012 3:31:18 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Beaten Valve
If the Pharaohs weren't safe under their pyramids with rumors of treasure, it's unlikely Houston will find any peace unless she's moved to a secure location.
47 posted on 02/24/2012 4:08:09 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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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.

48 posted on 02/24/2012 4:09:57 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


49 posted on 02/24/2012 4:16:12 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Beaten Valve
“Is anybody surprised by this?”

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

50 posted on 02/24/2012 4:35:23 AM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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