White House: First lady's father not at Burr Oak

July 22, 2010 10:33:00 AM PDT
The White House has issued a correction on its earlier statement regarding the burial of the first lady's father. Michelle Obama's communication director Camille Johnston now says, "There has been some confusion. Fraser Robinson III was buried at Lincoln Cemetery NOT Burr Oak."

Earlier Johnston told the ABC7 I-Team that Robinson was buried at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Ill. Burr Oak, the south suburban facility involved in a grave desecration scandal.

The I-Team asked Ms. Johnston how she and her White House staff could have made such an error.

"Apparently they are just a couple of blocks away from each other" she replied.

Even that explanation is confused however. The two cemeteries are not a couple of blocks away from each other. They are two miles away.

Lincoln Cemetery, where the president's father-in-law is now said to be buried, is located at 12300 S Kedzie Ave in Alsip. Burr Oak, where the White House this morning stated he was buried, is at 4400 W 127th St. in Alsip.


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