Remains Of Sgt. Johnson Found In Niger Weeks After His Funeral

Sgt. La David Johnson(image credit: public domain)

The remains of Sgt. La David Johnson have been found in Niger weeks after his U.S. funeral.

The remains of Sgt. La David Johnson have been found in Niger weeks after his U.S. funeral suggesting that he was not actually buried at his funeral. NBC News and ABC News are saying these are 'additional' remains. Sgt. La David Johnson's widow, Myeshia Johnson, had said (referring to her husband's coffin), " I don't know what's in that box. It could be empty for all I know."

Human remains belonging to slain Army Sgt. La David Johnson were discovered in Niger earlier this month, according to reports. The parts were found about month after the soldier and three of his comrades were killed in an early October ambush, CNN reported, and more than two weeks after his funeral.

Via ABC News, his widow was not allowed to view his body prior to his burial. His widow had been suspicious whether her husband's remains were actually in the coffin.

"Why couldn't I see my husband? Every time I asked to see my husband, they wouldn't let me," Myeshia Johnson said in an Oct. 23 interview with “Good Morning America.” “They told me that he’s in a severe wrap -- like I won’t be able to see him. I need to see him so I will know that that is my husband.” She added, "They won't show me a finger, a hand. I know my husband's body from head to toe, and they won't let me see anything. I don't know what's in that box. It could be empty for all I know, but I need to see my husband. I haven't seen him since he came home."

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