PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say his heart was missing when his body arrived home in Pennsylvania for burial.
They’ve sued the Department of Defense.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic
Coatesville residents Craig and Beverly LaLoup say a military official told them about the heart only after 21-year-old Brian LaLoup’s funeral last year.
They’ve been told he fatally shot himself at the U.S. Embassy compound and an Athens hospital performed an autopsy.READ MORE: 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
Beverly LaLoup said Tuesday a heart was later sent to them — but wasn’t their son’s. Their lawsuit seeks at least the minimum $75,000 for a federal claim.
Washington, D.C., Greek Embassy spokesman Christos Failadis says the heart was removed for toxicology testing. He won’t comment on where it went.
The Department of Defense says it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.MORE NEWS: Pirates' Crowe, 2 Relievers 1-Hit Phillies, End 4-Game Skid
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