Salvador Ramos, the 18-year-old Uvalde school shooter, was shot down by law enforcement officials in Robb Elementary School, Texas. But his corpse was rejected by multiple funeral homes in Uvalde, as the city mourned the death of 19 young students.

Ramos was killed on May 24, 2022. Three days after the shooting, authorities conducted an autopsy on Ramos’ body, which was part of the usual procedure.

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Eulalio Diaz Jr, the defacto coroner of Uvalde, told Houston Chronicle that Ramos’ body was later rejected by two morgues. His corpse was later stored at a facility in Lockhart, which is roughly 150 miles from Uvalde.

“We don’t want to deal with him”, the facilities told Eulalio Diaz Jr. Various county morgues in Texas were also dealing with the death of more than 50 migrants who were found dead in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio that month.

“It took three, three and a half weeks to get him released to the family”, Diaz said. “They were fighting with each other.” Ramos had also shot his 66-year-old grandmother Celia Martinez Gonzales before shooting the children. She survived.A

According to the Houston Chronicle, Ramos’ remains were eventually cremated on the outskirts of San Antonio, about 80 miles away from his hometown Uvalde. The exact date is unclear.

Adriana Reyes, the mother of Uvalde school shooter Salvador Ramos, had previously denied rumours of having a strained relationship with her son. 

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In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Reyes stated that she was “surprised” after she found out that her 18-year-old had gone on a killing spree.

“My son wasn’t a violent person. I’m surprised by what he did,” she said, adding that she is praying for the families and “for all of those innocent children. Yes I am. They [the children] had no part in this.”