CHICAGO (AP) — Two relatives of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger want his remains exhumed because they believe FBI agents possibly shot the wrong man in 1934 and the body buried in Indiana is not him. The FBI says that is a “myth” and there is overwhelming evidence that federal agents killed Dillinger outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago 85 years ago.
The planned exhumation will be part of a documentary on Dillinger for The History Channel, a spokesman for A&E Networks said.
The Associated Press was there and published this story on July 23, 1934, the day after Dillinger was killed in Chicago.
CHICAGO (AP) — John Dillinger lay on a cold slab in the Cook County morgue today. He was slain by three bullets fired by unnamed federal operatives last night after they had been “tipped off” by a woman