“They could have asked the community what they thought about it before they just let him be buried”
The small community of Doswell and the surrounding Caroline county is still coming to terms with its new notoriety.
“What we’re seeing is the gamut of emotions. Some say we should do whatever we can do to have him interned somewhere else,” Caroline County Board of Supervisors member Floyd Thomas told The Daily Beast. “We were not given any advanced notice, we were not asked for permission. In this particular case, with the added attention and security needed, an advanced warning notice would have been necessary.” Thomas says he expects the community to act in some way.
“I’ve heard about a petition, I would imagine there will be more comments,” he said.
Ian Hogin, a Burger King employee who works just a few miles from the burial site and lives even closer, says neighbors are furious.
“Folks are really unhappy about it, they just told us they buried this guy here,” he said.