24-year-old Angel Pantoja Medina informed his Mother that on his death he wanted a funeral with a difference, so after the local funeral directors embalmed him, he was placed standing up at the back of his mothers’ room.
The Puerto Ricans man’s body was discovered under a bridge on Friday and his wishes were granted. On the Monday, for the three day mourning period, he was dressed in a Yankees baseball cap and sunglasses & left standing.
His brother said he had always wanted this sort of farewell. "He wanted to be happy, standing." Police are now investigating the circumstances of his death.