131 Days on… 24•April•10

Newburgh has put a lot of young men in coffins lately. But no little boys. Not until now.”
…Marc Anthony Bookal was laid to rest Saturday, 131 days after he disappeared from his mother’s home on Benkard Avenue. His body was found inside a bookbag last month, and an autopsy revealed Marc’s death was a homicide. Police have not arrested any suspects in connection with the killing…
-Adam Bosch. Times Herald-Record staff reporter.
Yul Bookal collapses on the coffin bearing the body of his son Marc Bookal, during funeral services for the child at the House of Refuge in the City of Newburgh, NY on Saturday, April 24, 2010. Bookal is the four year-old Newburgh boy who went missing last December 14th., and whose body was eventually recovered on March 24th. His death has been ruled a homicide. Times Herald Record/CHET GORDON

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