Briton’s body exhumed over missing kidney

The body of a 24-year British man who died on the island of Rhodes in June 2000 has been exhumed so a dispute over a missing organ can be resolved. Christopher Rochester died from internal bleeding after being left unattended on a hospital gurney. The 24-year-old had earlier fallen from a hotel balcony. He was found to be missing a kidney when his body was flown home. An organ later sent to the UK from Greece failed a DNA match, prompting Greek authorities to request additional samples from the body. A hospital doctor on the island was convicted of manslaughter through negligence in connection with the death in 2008. But a row has persisted over the missing organ.

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