Family has been waiting.
Iraqi officials have finally released the body of an Oklahoma man who died in Iraq two weeks ago. 37-year-old Michael Copeland of Colbert was working as an aircraft mechanic at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad when he was found dead in his room. Foul play is not suspected. A dispute initially arose over whether the Iraqi government would perform an autopsy on the body. Copeland's family wanted the autopsy performed in the United States. After negotations with embassy officials, Copeland's body was flown out of Iraq Tuesday. Brent Berry is Copeland's cousin. He tells KTOK News the waiting has been difficult. "It just compounds the pain and anguish that the family has been going thorugh. It has really been a tough time over the past couple of weeks," he said. A cause of death still has not been determined. Berry says an autopsy will be performed in Dover, Delaware.