Headstone donated for Burger Chef murder victim

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A victim of one of the city’s most infamous crimes is being remembered again thanks to a call to action on Twitter.

Sixteen-year-old Mark Flemmonds was one of four Burger Chef employees kidnapped and later found dead after the Speedway restaurant was robbed in 1978.

Thirty-six years later, the case has never been solved.

When local radio host Jake Query discovered Flemmonds’ unmarked grave, he wanted to bring some dignity to the burial site.

With the help of some of Query’s Twitter followers, more than $800 was raised in just 15 minutes.

“People in our community, not just one person, multiple people, still feel that cemeteries are a good way to show and remember love for somebody,” said Taylor Simonis, manager at New Crown Cemetery.

In fact, donors raised enough money to fund an even more elaborate headstone than initially planned.

It’s expected to be completed in a few months.

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