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Protesters showed up at Shepard’s funeral with anti-gay signs and his family, fearing his final resting place could become a target, kept his ashes while seeking a permanent location for them, according to the station
“We’ve given much thought to Matt’s final resting place, and we found the Washington National Cathedral is an ideal choice, as Matt loved the Episcopal Church and felt welcomed by his church in Wyoming,” said his mother Judy Shepard, according to Fox 5.
Shepard hung there, cold and bleeding for 18 hours until he was discovered by a cyclist who initially thought he was a scarecrow, Smithsonian reported. He died at the hospital days later on Oct. 12, 1989.
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