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Osana Futi Memory Box Burial Set for June 15

A Newark Memorial High School Senior killed in late April will be honored with a burial service of his possessions in June.

Editor's note: This report is updated to reflect a change in the date of a slain 18-year-old's memory box burial service.

The week after he is expected to graduate, loved ones of Newark student Osana Futi will fill a memory box with his belongings and bury it in his honor.

The Memory Box Burial for Futi will be held on June 15 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd. in Hayward.

Futi's body was transported to American Samoa, where his mother resides, on May 17 for a burial service. Hundreds gathered five days beforehand for to remember the senior during a to celebrate his life.

The 18-year-old Newark resident was killed in late April after he was in Fremont. An 18-year-old man has been in connection to Futi's killing.

The community is invited to attend the Memory Box Burial and those who are interested in contributing to the items being placed in the box is asked to contact Stacy Kelly at ladyleopard139@sbcglobal.net or 510-719-0333.

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