Public funeral service set for Otto Warmbier at Wyoming High School

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 17:44:14-04

WYOMING, Ohio -- A public funeral service will be held for Otto Warmbier Thursday morning.

Warmbier, 22, died Monday afternoon, days after he was released from a 17-month-long incarceration in North Korea. Doctors said he had suffered "severe neurological injury" before his return to the U.S.

The Hamilton County Coroner's Office is investigating Warmbier's death.

The funeral service is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 22 at Wyoming High School, 106 Pendery Ave., according to an announcement from Spring Grove Cemetery.

"All those that wish to join his family in celebrating his life are cordially invited," the announcement states.

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Warmbier was a native of Wyoming and a graduate of Wyoming High School. He was a student at the University of Virginia when he was imprisoned by North Korean authorities during a visit to the country last year.