Allende's VP reburied after murder ruling

Last updated 11:32 20/11/2012
Chile Jose Toha

REBURIED: The daughter of the late Chilean politician Jose Toha, Carolina, during a ceremony to return the casket to his tomb in Santiago.

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The remains of Salvador Allende's vice president, Jose Toha, have been reburied in an emotional ceremony in Chile's capital following an official autopsy that found he was murdered and did not commit suicide nearly four decades ago.

Toha's daughter Carolina, a leftist politician who served as spokeswoman for President Michelle Bachelet and was just elected mayor of Santiago, led other family members in restoring his flag-draped coffin to the family's crypt in the city's general cemetery.

General Augusto Pinochet's military government said Toha committed suicide by hanging himself with his belt in the closet of his hospital room.

The family never believed it because he was taller than the closet railing.

His body was exhumed and the coroner's office determined it was murder.

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