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MARINE'S MISSING HEART
Pa. family adds Greece, Athens hospital as defendants in suit over Marine son's missing heart
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 1:24 PM EST
The parents of a Marine whose body came back from Greece missing his heart have amended their federal lawsuit to add the Greek government and an Athens hospital as defendants.
Authorities say he fatally shot himself during a party at the U.S. Embassy compound last year.
An Athens hospital performed an autopsy. Greek Embassy spokesman Christos Failadis (fy-LAH'-deez) says the heart was removed for testing, but he won't say where it went next.
The Defense Department doesn't comment on pending litigation. Messages were left with the Greek government and state-run Evangelismos General Hospital.
LaLoup's parents say authorities later sent them a heart, but it wasn't their son's.