74
      Tuesday
      93 / 72
      Wednesday
      94 / 73
      Thursday
      93 / 70

      Relative claims Jimmy Lee Dykes' body

      {}

      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.

      {}

      component-story-more_media_horiz-v1-01
      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER