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Freeport car crash duo died in fire, police claim

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Mon, April 11 2011   /  11:35 am

Roadblock: Police and soldiers search motorists for weapons at Check Point 28 in Kwamki Lama, Mimika district, Papua, on Saturday. The security crackdown is in response to a recent surge in violence near the Freeport mining area. Antara/Spedy PaerengThe funeral for two employees of mining giant PT Freeport took place Sunday while a police report said the two died in a fire.

Daniel Mansawan was buried in Timika on Sunday while Harry Siregar’s remains were flown to Jakarta for burial. The two, who were security officials in the company, were found dead Thursday night in their burned-out car at the mile 37 marker of the Tanggul Timur road near Nayaro village.

The car itself had bullet holes, raising speculation that the men were shot dead. However, police say autopsy results proved otherwise.

“The results of the autopsy conducted by our forensics team show that the ...