Nightclub shooter's body released, officials say

Posted at 2:34 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 14:34:06-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The county medical examiner has released the body of the gunman in the Orlando nightclub massacre.

County officials said Monday that the medical examiner was no longer in possession of 29-year-old Omar Mateen's body.

They refused to give further details, including the identity of the person who claimed the body or when it body was released. Officials also refused to make public his autopsy report.

The medical examiner previously had said his office kept Mateen's body separate from the 49 victims who died at the gay nightclub.

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