Body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed 85 years after FBI shot him

Dillinger, who was portrayed by Johnny Depp in the 2009 movie Public Enemies, was killed in July 1934

The body of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger is expected to be exhumed from an Indianapolis cemetery in September more than 85 years after he was killed by FBI agents outside a Chicago theatre.

The Indiana State Department of Health approved a permit on July 3 sought by Dillinger’s nephew, Michael C Thompson, to have the body exhumed from Crown Hill Cemetery and re-interred there.

The permit does not give a reason for the request.

The Indianapolis-born Dillinger was one of America’s most notorious criminals. He and his gang pulled off a bloody string of bank robberies in the 1930s. The FBI says that Dillinger’s gang killed 10 people, but Dillinger was never convicted of murder.

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