Monday, November 21, 2016

Decorated Veteran Buried in Backyard After Suicide

Family Buried Decorated Korean, Vietnam War Vet In Backyard After Apparent Suicide, Nassau Cops Say
CBS News New York
November 18, 2016

Neighbors identified him as Frank Mabry — a Purple Heart, Korean and Vietnam War veteran in his 80s. His family claims he was ill, took his own life, and had an unusual request.
NORTH BELLMORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A North Bellmore neighborhood has had a steady police presence for two days, so neighbors were relieved to hear there was no danger to them.

As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, they’re scratching their heads at why a family would bury a loved one in the backyard.

Homicide detectives worked for a second day, scouring the overgrown property surrounding 1369 Pea Pond Road — digging with shovels in the back yard.

By afternoon they found what they were looking for, buried in a shallow 2-foot deep makeshift grave was a body wrapped in blue.
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