His body was exhumed in 1981 from a cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas, to put to rest theories that Oswald’s body wasn’t actually there. Authorities used dental records to conclude the remains did, indeed, belong to the man who shot the president in 1963.
The body was then reburied at Rose Hill Memorial Cemetery in Fort Worth.
The assassin’s original coffin was auctioned off in 2011 to an anonymous bidder for nearly $87,500. His brother, Robert Edward Lee Oswald, later sued the Texas funeral home and a California auction house.
The toppled Khmer Rouge leader died in the Cambodian jungle at age 73 in 1998, cheating pursuers who believed they were days away from capturing him for prosecution in the deaths of as many as 2 million countrymen.
He ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, seeking to create a Marxist agrarian regime but leaving one person in five dead of starvation, illness or execution.
The despot was cremated on a pile of used car tires and furniture on Dangrek Mountain, just about a mile from the border with Thailand. His unguarded grave site is now a mound of earth marked by bottles stuck into the ground, protected by a rusting, corrugated iron roof.
A few wilting flowers sprouted around the unguarded grave site, which officials complain has been virtually stripped of Pol Pot’s cremated remains by foreign tourists.