Christopher Rochester
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Remains exhumed over missing kidney row

The body of a County Durham man who died on the Greek island of Rhodes 11 years ago has been exhumed so a row over a missing organ can be settled.

Christopher Rochester, 24, died after falling from a balcony, but was missing a kidney when his body was flown home.

An organ later sent out failed a DNA match, and Greek authorities have demanded further samples from the body.

A forensic team from Durham Police led the exhumation at Ropery Lane Cemetery in Chester-le-Street early on Monday, as Peter Harris reports.

  • 27 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK