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.
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“All jewerly is usually removed by the funeral director before going into the hearse...”
Unless the family wants them buried with it. My former boss was a Funeral Director, he was given a ring to put on the deceased for burial. He put it in his pocket. He buried the guy. While walking away from the grave he chanced to put his hand in his pocket...oops! He got the crew to uncover the coffin and they put the ring on the guy.
However I doubt whitney was buried with anything near 6 figures on her.
We had one for our brother and for our son we paid extra to have a bronze container. (so stupid - who sees it after it’s buried and you never see it at the gravesite either)It’s not required by Texas law but we wanted them anyway. Anyway, the concrete or the bronze vaults have lids on them. Very easy to remove. It is only to keep the grave from sinking in on the coffin. It makes it easier for a mortician to open the coffin if there is a reason to - a move to another cemetery or an autopsy like in a criminal case. That said I do doubt she was buried with all the bling but there are ghouls out there who would dig her up just to have something from her.
Good thing she wasn’t buried wearing a pair of those $220 Nike shoes.
She’s buried in the middle of Newark, New Jersey. Crackheads would dig up her grave with spoons to get at that loot.
It’s all about the money.
Reader’s Digest sent me an email offering the “Special Whtney Houston Collection “ before she was even buried.
The promoters who care nothing for the talented as persons only as cash cows should bear a lot of the blame.Behavior that would be intolerable in any other business is winked at,nay encouraged ,in entertainers of all sorts,icluding sports players,who are nothing more than entertainers who exert themselves physically.
If they named the school for her BEFORE her descent into drug use it would be crass to change it now.
There was good reason for the tradition of naming things in memory of the late whomever;or at least one so old that unlikely to commit embarrassing mistakes.
When my husband died, my kids insisted his cowboy boots be buried with him...the only disappointment was the boots were put in the casket, but not one his feet....I just figured its probably very hard to put boots on a corpse, but they wished he was wearing them...his rosary was buried with him, but I don’t remember if his grandfathers wedding ring was removed or not...it was 18 K gold and would have made a heirloom to keep in the family..but that was in 1990 and I forget....for the family only the casket was opened all the way to show his boots were with him, then closed for the ride to the cemetary...it would now be his grandchildrens great grandfathers ring. Some things should be removed to pass on to the next generation....