Daughter wants blood test on mob killer Frank Schweihs
BY STEVE WARMBIR Staff Reporteremail@example.com June 21, 2012 8:42PM
After having the body of her mob killer father, Frank "The German" Schweihs exhumed, Nora Schweihs now is asking the Cook County Medical Examiner to provide a sample of her dad's blood. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times
Updated: July 23, 2012 7:50AM
First, she had her father’s body dug out of the ground.
Now, she wants his blood.
Nora Schweihs, a reality TV star and the daughter of reputed prolific mob killer Frank “The German” Schweihs, has filed a motion in court to obtain his blood sample held by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
She says in the court motion that she needs the blood to have a DNA test done to compare with samples from the exhumed corpse to prove it is really her father. Then she can have his remains cremated. Her court motion, which she filed without an attorney, suggests that state law mandates a DNA match to proceed with a cremation, but officials from the state public health department and the funeral industry were unaware of any such legal requirement.
It’s the latest step by Schweihs to ensure that the remains are truly her father’s, and not, presumably, another dead man’s — part of a quirky quest that has been chronicled by the VH1 reality TV show “Mob Wives Chicago.”
Nora Schweihs “is suffering emotional distress from the situation and simply wants a resolution to the final resting of her father, and to have his body cremated,” the motion reads. A Cook County judge is expected to consider the request next month.
Schweihs’ doubt over her father’s remains apparently is not shared by anyone in law enforcement who tracked Schweihs’ bloody career for decades. After “The German” died in 2008 from complications from cancer, the feds dropped the charges he was facing in the historic “Family Secrets” mob trial.
Nora Schweihs could not be reached for comment Thursday.
On “Mob Wives Chicago,” she repeatedly says she needs “closure” in the matter, while her fellow reality TV stars on the show openly question her sanity.
Before she had her father’s body dug up from St. Mary Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park last week, Schweihs declared dramatically on the show, “I will resume the body,” apparently meaning to say “exhume.”