Published On: Apr 19 2012 05:25:04 PM EDTUpdated On: Apr 19 2012 05:34:28 PM EDT
In 2000, nearly 23 years after Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines were laid to rest at Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orange Park, vandals broke in and disturbed their remains.
The graves were moved after the vandalism, and for more than 10 years, people have wondered where Jacksonville's most favorite front man was buried.
Someone looking to make a buck of Van Zant's fame recently put an add on Craigslist that revealed the secret.
A listing name reads: "Two plots with vaults adjacent to the late Ronnie Van Zant."
"(The plots) were my wife's parents', and they decided to go the crematory route where we was buried, because he passed away last year," Cochran told Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem when she called the number listed on Craigslist.
Cochran, who lives in Daytona Beach, said he's been trying to see the plots he owns next to the famous rockers for a couple of months now. He felt they are unique ... "definitely Craigslistable."
"I used that as a segue to try to sell the lots because it was right next to the people, so I thought, 'OK, somebody might be interested in it just because of that reason,'" Cochran said of why he mentioned Van Zant's burial site in the listing.
The listing claims the value is at $8,780, but Cochran is selling it for $4,000.
For the fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the mystery of Van Zant's gravesite location has been solved. Leon Wilkeson, the band's bassist, is buried right across from Van Zant and his family.
Even though Van Zant's grave is no longer in the Jacksonville Memory Gardens, the cemetery does still have a memorial for him.