Thousands honor slain Croatian journalist
Discovery of body ended mystery
March 14, 1997
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ZAGREB, Croatia (CNN) -- Thousands of people turned out Friday for the funeral of a Croatian radio journalist who vanished after filing dramatic reports from the besieged city of Vukovar in 1991.
Sinisa Glavasevic disappeared after Serb forces overran the city in eastern Slavonia, a Croatian region which fell to Serb rebels during the fighting that followed Croatia's declaration of independence from Serbian-led federal Yugoslavia. Last week, his body was identified as being among 200 bodies unearthed from a mass grave.
Glavasevic's reports during the Serbs' 100-day siege of Vukovar made him a national hero in Croatia. Scores of government officials, dignitaries and journalists attended his funeral.
"Your memory will warm our hearts for a long time to come," said Alemka Mirkovic Nadj, one of Glavasevic's radio colleagues.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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