A relative holds a cardboard sign next to a picture of Florjohn Cruz inside the house where he was killed in a police drugs buy-bust operation in Manila, Philippines late October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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It's a Friday morning in late October, and Florjohn Cruz's body lies on a table at a funeral parlor in the Philippine capital of Manila.The police have conducted an autopsy, but the family has asked CHR to perform a second one.The Cruz family crave information.How could Cruz have fired at police if he didn't own a gun?The police didn't allow family members back into the house to see what had happened.The family next saw Cruz's bullet-riddled body at Eusebio Funeral Services, a privately run funeral home that also serves as a police morgue. After the police autopsy, Cruz's body was embalmed at the funeral parlor and placed in an open casket.Back inside the funeral parlor, Rogelio Coraza, who has worked at Eusebio for a decade, spends an hour restitching Cruz's wounds and bathing and dressing the body.Two days later, the family again leaves home with Cruz's coffin, this time for the cemetery.
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