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McVeigh remains' destination not made public

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana (CNN) -- Timothy McVeigh's body was removed in a government van immediately after his execution Monday, Justice Department officials said.

They would not further describe the vehicle, nor would they give any information about its destination.

McVeigh's body is to be cremated, but his lawyers said information about his remains and any resting place would remain privileged.

In letter excerpts published in Sunday's Buffalo News -- his hometown newspaper -- McVeigh revealed that he had considered having his ashes scattered at the Oklahoma City bombing memorial, but he eventually decided against it.

"That would be too vengeful, too raw, cold. It's not in me," he said in a letter.

McVeigh said he doesn't want the site where his ashes will be scattered to become any sort of attraction.

"I don't want to create a draw for people who hate me or for people who love me," McVeigh wrote, according to the newspaper.

McVeigh also said that he had several requests for organ transplants and he would have allowed it, but that prisons regulations prohibit that.

"I respond personally to every organ request, explaining that I looked into this years ago, and it is not allowed," McVeigh wrote.

McVeigh, who described himself as an agnostic, told the newspaper in another letter that he will "improvise, adapt and overcome" if there is an afterlife.

"If I'm going to hell, I'm gonna have a lot of company," he wrote.


• Oklahoma City National Memorial
• FHWA Oklahoma City Memorial Page
• U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
• Federal Bureau of Investigation
• U.S. Department of Justice

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