TBI investigates at Galilee Cemetery

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Information and Memphis police were at Galilee Cemetery Monday evening.

They were looking for evidence of people burying bodies in the wrong graves.

Yellow crime tape was put up around the cemetery, which was shut down in January after complains from families who couldn’t find their loved ones’ final resting place.

Several agencies are assisting with the investigation.

“Since this is an ongoing investigation and the cemetery itself is a crime scene we cannot get into details of what specifically is being done,” District Attorney General Amy Weirich said. “We can say, however, that we are utilizing everything at our disposal to determine what occurred there. We want the investigation to be thorough so we can get justice for the families of those with loved ones at Galilee.”

Cemetery owner Jemar Lambert is facing several criminal charges. His next court date is July 17.



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