Family's Lawsuit: DOD Sent Home Body of Marine Without Heart, Were Later Sent Someone Else's Heart

Marine committed suicide while working on the embassy security detail in Athens; local hospital allegedly performed unauthorized autopsy


The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart — and that the department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.

Craig and Beverly LaLoup, who are suing the department, said Tuesday that authorities told them 21-year-old Brian LaLoup had shot himself in the head during a party at the U.S. Embassy compound in Athens, where he worked a security detail.