The first lady's office confirms that Michelle Obama's father, Fraser Robinson, is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery. Workers at the cemetery are accused of digging up the dead, discarding bodies, and in some cases reselling burial plots.
Mr. Robinson died in 1991. There is no word on whether his grave was disturbed.
The first lady's office would not go into detail about the case.
"I can confirm that Mr. Robinson is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery but we will have no further comment on the matter," said Camille Johnston, Mrs. Obama's communications director.
ABC News's Yunji de Nies and Sunlen Miller report:
Michelle Obama's Burr Oak Cemetery Connection
July 14, 2009 1:34 PM