July 14th, 2009
03:38 PM ET
12 years ago

Update: WH now says first lady's father not buried at Burr Oak


(CNN) - The office of First Lady Michelle Obama is now correcting a confirmation made to CNN earlier today. Communications Director Camille Johnston now says that Mrs. Obama's father, Fraser Robinson III, was buried at Lincoln Cemetery, not Burr Oak Cemetery.

Earlier in the day Johnston told CNN's Elaine Quijano that he is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery, and that there would be no additional comment.

When White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs was asked during a gaggle aboard Air Force One to comment on the original story, he had no comment.

Robinson worked for the City of Chicago's Water Department as a pump operator. He died in 1991.

Burr Oak Cemetery is at the center of a criminal scandal. Workers are accused of digging up bodies and reselling plots.

(This post has been updated to reflect the White House's correction of its original statement.)

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