Fishers Tag

Grave Robbing in Fishers- Part 3 By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Grave Torpedoes The story of the Hamilton County grave robbers does not end with their arrests and convictions.  There is an aspect of their crimes that possibly affects us today.  During the years that body snatching was...

Grave Robbing in Fishers- Part 2 By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian The other Fishers person involved in the turn-of-the-century grave robbing trials had a very different life than that of Hamp West.  Dr. Joseph C. Alexander was born in Hamilton County, Indiana, in 1859.  His father died...

Grave Robbing in Fishers- Part 1 By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Grave robbing, the subject of countless horror movies, was a real-life concern for late-19th century Hoosiers.  As in the movies, the object of the crime was not any valuable object that may have been in the...