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Old 18 January 2007, 06:45 PM
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Icon102 Autopsy Plotted for Big Bopper Remains

The son of "The Big Bopper" has hired a forensic anthropologist to try to answer questions about how his father died in the 1959 plane crash that also took the lives of famous early rock `n' rollers Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/...8MN9MF80.shtml
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Icon106 Remains of "Big Bopper" Exhumed

The remains of legendary singer JP Richardson, "The Big Bopper," were exhumed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont.

The "Big Bopper's" son, Jay Richardson, said he hired a prominent forensic anthropologist to exhume his father's remains.

http://www.kfdm.com/onset?id=19297&t...e=article.html
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Old 07 March 2007, 07:04 AM
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He said, "Dig me up at eight, and don't be late."
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http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/2007/03/06/3707830.html

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson suffered massive fractures and likely died immediately in the 1959 plane crash that also killed early rock 'n' rollers Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, a forensic anthropologist said Tuesday after exhuming the body.
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Well that's great, now I can sleep better at night!

Er no, I'm actually still awake.

I know they're bones and Mr. Bopper doesn't need them anymore, but it still seems a little disrespectful to disturb his remains just to satisfy curiousity about something that really doesn't benefit anyone.
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Well that's great, now I can sleep better at night!

Er no, I'm actually still awake.

I know they're bones and Mr. Bopper doesn't need them anymore, but it still seems a little disrespectful to disturb his remains just to satisfy curiousity about something that really doesn't benefit anyone.
If it puts someone's mind at rest that his father, whom he'd never met, died instantly then it has benefitted someone.
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One of the most famous cases Bass worked on was confirming the identity of the Lindbergh baby who was kidnapped in 1932 and murdered.
What is the story behind Dr. Bass's involvement with confirming the Lindberg baby's identity? Wouldn't he have been a toddler himself in 1932?

Ah, here it is (well, the start of the story, anyway!)
http://www.ereader.com/product/book/...ok=Deaths_Acre

ETA -- According to other sources the body of the baby has not yet been successfully identified. Curious.
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If it puts someone's mind at rest that his father, whom he'd never met, died instantly then it has benefitted someone.
They also planned to move his body to a larger grave site and erect some sort of memorial for him. Might as well kill two birds with one stone (no pun intended).
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