Researchers get the green light to look for Herrin Massacre victims in a local cemetery
HERRIN, Ill. - Monday, a judge in Williamson County, Illinois ruled the court can't stop a team of researchers from finding out if there are people buried on top of each other at The Herrin City Cemetery.
The decision comes after a local historian discovered what he thinks is the burial site for the victims of the Herrin massacre. Three of them were war veterans. The research team thinks those victims, and possibly more than a hundred other people, are buried beneath newer graves.