Funeral held for Marc Bookal in Newburgh
Hundreds of people gathered at the House of Refuge Church in Newburgh over the weekend to say their final farewells to 4-year-old Marc Bookal, whose body was found last month.
Bookal went missing in December while under the care of his mother's ex-con boyfriend, Cory Byrd.
The boy's body was discovered in a wooded area close to his home. Police have ruled his death a homicide and say Byrd remains a person of interest in the case.
During the funeral, Bookal was remembered by friends and family as a smart, kind-hearted boy.
Bookal was laid to rest at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Middlehope. His pre-school will hold its own commemoration ceremony Tuesday.
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