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Coroner: Family claims body of Midland City kidnapper

(Source: WSFA) (Source: WSFA)

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - A relative has claimed the body of the man shot and killed by FBI agents to end a hostage standoff in southeast Alabama.

Dale County Coroner Woody Hilboldt says a family member took custody of the remains of 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes late last week.

Hilboldt says Dykes' remains were taken to Florida, but he's unsure of further arrangements.

Dale County would have had to conduct a pauper's burial for Dykes if the relative hadn't claimed the body.

Authorities say Dykes shot and killed a school bus driver and held a young boy hostage for six days before he was killed by a hostage rescue team on Feb. 4.

Dykes' body was taken to a state forensics laboratory, where it remained after an autopsy until the relative took custody.

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