originally by: This is Hull & East Riding
published: 7th January 2012
The brother of Christopher Alder, the ex-paratrooper at the centre of a body mix-up, says he expects to finally bury him within the next few weeks.
Tests were carried out yesterday on the body, found in Hull Royal Infirmary’s mortuary, believed to be that of the father-of-two. His funeral took place in 2000, two years after his death in police custody, aged 37.
It is thought the body of a Nigerian woman, Grace Kamara, 77, was buried in his grave in Hull’s Western Cemetery instead.
Richard Alder, 52, of Burstwick, said: “The results of the tests will give our family the confirmation we need.”
At the request of the brothers’ sister, Janet, 50, the tests were carried out by Professor Jack Crane, state pathologist for Northern Ireland.
Mr Alder said: “We are expecting the results in the next three weeks. After that, we can get on with organising Christopher’s funeral.”