Body of Bay Area Marine killed in Virginia returns home

March 29, 2013 9:17:23 PM PDT
An East Bay family is saying their final goodbye to the daughter they lost in a tragic military base shooting in Virginia.

A Delta plane carrying the casket of Lance Corporal Sara Castro Mata landed at Oakland International Airport Friday afternoon. A group of military veterans escorted her body to her home in the Oakley area.

The 19-year-old Marine was one of two soldiers killed by a fellow Marine last week at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Northern Virginia.

The alleged gunman, Sergeant Eusebio Lopez, is from Pacifica.


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