Friday, December 10, 2004

Doomadgee's body released for burial

The body of a man who died in custody on Palm Island last month has been released for burial.

The state coroner says Cameron Doomadgee's body is in the Townsville mortuary.

A notice posted on Palm Island today says the funeral service will be held at 11am tomorrow.

Meantime Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson says police and the family have come to an agreement for the funeral where one plain-clothed officer, who is well known to the family, will attend.

Mr Doomadgee was found dead in the Palm Island police watch house on November 19.

Thousands of people marched in Townsville yesterday in protest against the death in custody.

By Sorry 10 December 04


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