Coroner: Family claims body of Midland City kidnapper - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

    Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

    Thursday, November 23 2017 1:12 AM EST2017-11-23 06:12:14 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-11-23 16:46:27 GMT

    A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Capitol Police for exposing his behavior.

    More >>

    A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Capitol Police for exposing his behavior.

    More >>
  • Macy's parade rolls on with balloons, bands, security

    Macy's parade rolls on with balloons, bands, security

    Thursday, November 23 2017 12:32 AM EST2017-11-23 05:32:23 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-11-23 16:46:18 GMT

    The parade will feature heavy security, including officers with assault weapons and portable radiation detectors, sharpshooters on rooftops and sand-filled city sanitation trucks poised as barriers to traffic.

    More >>

    The parade will feature heavy security, including officers with assault weapons and portable radiation detectors, sharpshooters on rooftops and sand-filled city sanitation trucks poised as barriers to traffic.

    More >>
  • Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

    Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:51 AM EST2017-11-22 06:51:40 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:34 AM EST2017-11-23 16:34:48 GMT

    Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among the doctor's victims.

    More >>

    Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among the doctor's victims.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly