Originally Posted by Bonnie
Dave, why are they just now having his funeral?
In a murder case, especially, when its something like a terrorism case, the body wont immediately be released. There is evidence that must be collected, and everything must have been done and nothing accidently missed before the body can be released.
Also, I guess there is funerial arrangements to be made, in combination with Military support which might take a few weeks to arrange. Its very common also to have a delay if a person dies and the cause of death is not obvious, or a person dies suddenly, and even if the cause is know, postmortems need to be conducted.