My grandfather was issued two death certificates -
The temporary one right after he died - and one after the jury inquest.
The circumstances in the jury inquest don't add up either.
Don't forget my grandfather's ashes are missing too!
Anyhow the deputy and county coroner who did not do an autopsy nor did he take pictures or give my grandfather toxicology test - has been in jail before.
And Mr Pat Clavey was the one in charge of my grandfather's autopsy.
Yep - turns out in the late 60's and 70's Lake County was a hot bed for the Chicago Mob.
By the 1970s and '80s, mob influence peaked in Lake County, in particular, according to investigators like Bob Schrader, who became head of the Lake County Sheriff's first organized crime unit.
Mob watchers attribute the rise in crime to expansion and corruption.
The stage was set in 1975, when then-Sheriff Orville "Pat" Clavey and former Lake County Board Chairman Ronald Coles were charged with taking payments from nude dance clubs.
Clavey went to prison, and Coles got probation.
In ensuing years, the J****ph F*****a mob crew expanded to take over all vice in Lake County.
One of the crew's more colorful characters was S******re D*****is of Inverness - known as "Solly D" - a stylish businessman who ran a liquor store, bowling alley and pizza parlor in Island Lake.
According to court documents, Inf***ise said he bribed someone in the Lake County Sheriff's Department to notify him in advance of raids.
Under his oversight, card and dice games were played in bars, and juice loans charged 10 percent per month or week.
Investigators estimated that the F****a crew ran gambling in Lake County from 1974 through 1988, with profits of more than $10 million.
Much of the money was hidden in real estate, including condominiums in Addison, investigators say.
Now my grandfather also designed things other than churches...I read an article about a hotel - I'll put it up later on this afternoon...
For now here is the "first" death certificate.
Note that it has the day of birth ( once again) of my father ( the sole heir to my grandfather's estate) who would died at the exact same age in 1992.Also note the name of Orville Pat Clavey. Now if my grandfather died while driving a car - I'm assuming he'd have his drivers license on him - or at least the vehicle registration papers. My grandmother was not at the scene.
So whoever filled these death certificates out - really had my dad's date of birth on their minds...
I'm not accusing Pat Clavey of anything in this post. I'd hate for it to appear that way. From what I have read online it seems that he has redeemed himself ...
"Pat Clavey is a man who made a mistake, paid his debt to society and has retaken his position in society," Fagan said."It is well-known that he contributes to his community and his church."
Del Re said Fagan was running afoul of a sheriff's office policy that forbids employees to associate with people they know have criminal records.
"A felon is a felon is a felon," Del Re said."I consider it an insult to the people of Lake County for someone who wants to be sheriff to be involved with someone who brought shame upon this office."
Yet once again it's just another odd element to this case. . .
While searching for the remains of my grandfather - I called Elm Lawn cemetery in Elmhurst Illinois. They said they cremated him and then sent him to Bethany Church - I called Bethany Church and they don't even have a cemetery! Much less a columbarium wall to keep ashes in wall...
Then I called 149 West Main street which is now the Davenport Funeral Home. They told me they have a receipt which says "store in vault".
So two different funeral homes have different recites as to where they sent the remains of my grandfather....
Interesting. . .