Family 'hell' of son's exhumation


A family watched as the remains of their son were exhumed in an effort to settle an 11-year row over a missing organ.

Christopher Rochester, 24, from Chester-le-Street in County Durham, died after falling from a balcony in Rhodes in 2000.

His body was sent home missing a kidney, and DNA tests showed an organ sent from the Greek island later was not Mr Rochester's.

His parents, George and Pam Cummings, reluctantly agreed to Greek requests for fresh DNA to taken from his remains to be independently tested.

They told Look North's Peter Harris that the ordeal had been "hell" for the family.

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