The grave for Whitney Houston may soon be encased with concrete after she was buried with $500,000 worth of jewelry, and there’s been a private security guard standing watch where she was laid to rest at a Westfield, New Jersey cemetery, in an effort to thwart potential grave robbers.
The family is concerned that someone will try to desecrate Whitney’s grave because she supposedly has been buried with a collection of a variety of gems, gold, and diamonds.
However, her mother, Cissy Houston, says that she can’t afford to keep a security guard at the grave site.
According to a source talking with the Daily Star they say, “Cissy can’t afford to keep paying guards forever. A concrete encasement is the only answer.”
The concrete suggestion was apparently recommended to the family citing that it is not an odd request to do so as many celebrities have their graves encased in concrete to deter obsessed fans from trying to get a piece of history or something valuable.
The same request was also made by the Jackson family after the passing of pop singing icon Michael Jackson.
An official working for celebrity funeral home, Hollywood Forever, explains that “It makes robbery virtually impossible. It would take a long time to get through, even with a pneumatic drill.”
Houston died of accidental drowning in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub after taking a mix of drugs and alcohol on February 11th.