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Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

5 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Thursday, June 22 2017 Jun 22, 2017 June 22, 2017 10:36 AM June 22, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
WYOMING - Hundreds of mourners are celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma.
Otto Warmbier's brother, sister and friends were scheduled to speak at the funeral Thursday in his hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati. A rabbi was officiating at the public service, which was closed to the news media.
A coroner is trying to determine Warmbier's cause of death. Relatives say they were told the 22-year-old University of Virginia student had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to prison in North Korea in March 2016.
He died Monday.
He'd been accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting North Korea.

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