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King buried in quiet ceremony


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King buried in quiet ceremony

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The family of wanted man David King has confirmed that his body has been buried.

King’s uncle Gabriel King revealed to the Weekend Nation that his body was released to them sometime last week and was buried on Monday afternoon at a private ceremony.

The uncle said it was a very quiet ceremony as family “didn’t want people to know about it”.

He had been wanted by police in connection with serious criminal matters since last month.

King’s wife Onica King, 36,  a nail technician was brutally killed last month while at work at No. 41, Mandela Plaza, Swan Street, The City.

In the Leadvale, Christ Church area yesterday, with the exception of that one relative, family members were not welcoming and accused the media of prying into a situation that did not concern then. An irate female relative then asked the team to leave the area.

 

Trying to move on

 

However, the uncle said that King’s mother was still not doing well since the entire incident, but other family members were trying to move on. He said the couple’s two children were staying with a relative in Brittons Hill.

King, 47, was laid to rest at the Christ Church Parish Cemetery, and it is understood that no funeral service was held for him. His body was brought to the cemetery in a black jeep and was laid to rest in the presence of a small group of family members.

Some residents in the area, who also confirmed his body was buried, questioned why it was so “hush-hush”.

“We were surprised to hear he was buried and to hear he was still on the police wanted list. We had to hear on the streets that he was buried. One way or the other, it doesn’t bother us. It was just shocking to hear that he was buried and no one even said anything,” one resident said.

It has been widely speculated that it was King’s body which was pulled from the vicinity of the Bridgetown Heliport and the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex on April 19.

Police public relations officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss said he could neither deny nor confirm that it was King’s body as he was still awaiting the pathology results.’ (DB)

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