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East Central baseball player’s body headed home to Austrailia

DUNCAN, Okla.- Less than a week after being murdered while jogging, an Australian baseball player’s body is returning home to his family.

Christopher Lane’s body was put on a flight headed back to Australia around 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

A fund created to help Lane’s family bring his body back to his hometown has exceeded its goal of $15,000.

On Thursday afternoon, the fund had already received over $104,000 in donations.

Lane, 22, was shot in the back while jogging Friday afternoon in Duncan.

Lane played baseball at East Central University.

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Police quickly arrested three suspects for the crime; 15-year-old James Edwards, Jr., 16-year-old Chancey Luna and 17-year-old Michael Jones.

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If you would like to donate, visit the Christopher Lane Fund’s website.