Body of Minnesota Marine to return to his hometown

January 10, 2019 07:24 PM

The body of a Minnesota Marine fatally shot at the Marine Barracks in Washington D.C. on New Year's Day is scheduled to return to his hometown overnight.

The Tri-County School District said Lance Cpl. Riley Kuznia's body will be escorted into Karlstad sometime late Thursday or early Friday by the Karlstad Fire Department. And upon his arrival at his home, his flag in his yard will be retired.


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Anyone wishing to honor Kuznia may stand in line as the body arrives. The school district said the arrival time will likely be somewhere between midnight and 2 a.m. Friday.

A visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Karlstad. His funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the high school in the community.

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Last week, the Marine Corps said that the Metropolitan Police Department, which is leading the investigation, is treating the shooting as a death investigation, not a homicide investigation.

According to the Marines, another Marine stationed at the barracks fired his service weapon, and the bullet struck Kuznia.

KSTP has a crew in Karlstad and will provide continuing coverage Friday and over the weekend.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story

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