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Funerals begin for theater shooting victims

11:45 AM, Jul 25, 2012   |    comments
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A funeral service for 51-year-old Gordon Cowden was planned for Wednesday. 

He had gone to the midnight showing of the new Batman movie with his two teenage children, Cowden was the oldest of the 12 people killed at the "Dark Knight Rises" showing. The businessman's teenage children escaped unharmed. 

Later this week, families of other victims planned to say their goodbyes. Funerals were planned in towns from San Antonio, home of aspiring sportscaster Jessica Ghawi, to Crystal Lake, Ill., hometown of Navy intelligence officer John Thomas Larimer. 

Also Wednesday, residents of the apartment building where the shooting suspect lived are waiting to see if they could return home.

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