Body of 19th century serial killer Dr H.H. Holmes to be exhumed to quash rumours he escaped the noose

A Delaware County judge gave the go-ahead to exhume the remains of Dr. H. H. Holmes in a court order dated March 9. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which owns Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon where the body was located, confirmed the exhumation was to take place but it wasn’t immediately clear when the process started. WCAU-TV in Philadelphia showed footage for a front-end loader removing dirt from a grave at Holy Cross Cemetery on Friday.
Holmes was the subject of the 2003 best-selling book, The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson.