Cissy Houston Requests Polygraph Test
Whitney Houston's mother is outraged over the photo of Whitney in her coffin being published. Now, she's calling for any suspects to take a lie detector test. INSIDE EDITION reports.
Whitney Houston's mom, Cissy, is so angry over the pictures of her daughter in her casket that she wants to use a lie detector to find out who took them.
She reportedly wants family members who viewed the body, security personnel, Houston's employees and people who work for the funeral home to be polygraphed.
A source close to the family said, "Cissy really wants to get to the bottom of this."
Carolyn Whigham, owner of the funeral home and a friend of the family said no one at the funeral home is responsible.
"We would not do that. I am very angry, just like the family," Whigman said.
The publisher of the National Enquirer is defending the decision to buy the photograph for a reported $500,000.
"I thought it was beautiful," Mary Beth Wright said.
There is a 24-hour police guard over Houston's grave and access to the whole cemetery is restricted for the next month. One concern is that someone might believe the stories that Houston was buried with $500,000 worth of jewelry and therefore may try to plunder her grave. But INSIDE EDITION has learned that Houston was definitely not buried with her jewelry.
Unlike Michael Jackson's grave, which is in a mausoleum in a secluded section of Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles, Houston's grave is easy to find. She lies next to her father, John Houston and the grave is close to a road.
But beneath a bed of flowers there's an impenetrable concrete slab: a deterrent to would-be grave robbers.
And after that moving tribute to Houston at the Grammys®, it's expected the Oscars® will include a tribute to Houston in Sunday's awards.
"My guess is that they are going to use Whitney's "I Will Always Love You," as the underscore to the memorial at the Oscars," said Tom O'Neil.
So how big a draw is Houston?
People magazine's tribute edition with Houston on the cover sold 1.5 million copies. Us Weekly's coverage of her life and death sold 710,000, Star 500,000 and In Touch 420,000.
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