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Family to claim Castro's body

Family to claim Castro's body

(Columbus) -- The body of Ariel Castro will leave the Franklin County Morgue today (Friday) after his relatives signed papers to claim it.

"All the paperwork was completed last night and so sometime today the funeral home will be coming to pick him up," said Franklin County Coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak.

She says the autopsy has been completed with an official cause of death as suicide by hanging. The final autopsy report will be filed in six to eight weeks.

Gorniak says she does not know what funeral home will be involved or where they'll be taking the body. Family members say they'll hold a private funeral in Cleveland for Castro.

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