Fred Laster Laid To Rest In Private Ceremony
On Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Fred Laster came home.
After 23 years, the Duval County Medical Examiner released the remains of Fred Paul Laster to the family after a court ruling demanded that all parties cease examinations after September 30th. The ruling was made on September 20th in a court document that was passed down to all of the involved people in the case.
The service was a small event, with no media presence in accordance to the family's wishes. The service was performed at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach. The burial took place at an undisclosed cemetery in Yulee, Florida.
Many from the Laster Family showed up to say goodbye to Freddy in a moving tribute to their loved one, who vanished in June of 1994. Twenty-Three years later, Freddy would be identified as the Lake City John Doe; who was found dismembered behind a BP Gas Station just north of Lake City, Florida. Ronnie Leon Hyde, 61, has been charged with his murder.
Jason Futch has been following the LCJD and developing updates since 2011 while a student at Florida Gateway College in Lake City, FL. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon as a motorcoach driver for Northwest Navigator Luxury Motorcoaches.