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Woolmer body released

Published:Monday | April 23, 2007 | 4:57 PM

The body of murdered Pakistan cricket team coach Bob Woolmer was today ordered by Coroner Patrick Murphy to be returned to his family in South Africa.

Woolmer\'s body had been in limbo for over a month with Coroner Patrick Murphy ordering that it could not be released until after an inquest had taken place.

However the inquest was last week postponed indefinitely.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Mark Shields was called to the Coroner\'s Court earlier today where Mr. Murphy informed him that he had given orders for the body to be repatriated.

DCP Shields, who has been liasing with Woolmer\'s wife, Gill, has taken personal responsibility for the body being repatriated.

Woolmer was found unconscious in his room at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on the morning of March 18. He was pronounced dead soon after. A day earlier the Pakistan had been knocked out of the Cricket World Cup 2007 following their loss in the group stage to Ireland at Sabina Park here in Jamaica.