1st funeral held for Jakarta bomb victims
Victor Mocodompis, left, the father of Evert Mocodompis, an employee of J.W. Marriott hotel who was killed in Friday's bomb blast, lays a wreath on his son's grave during his burial at a cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 20, 2009.
Colleagues of Indonesian Evert Mocodompis, one of the staff at JW Marriot hotel who passed away in Friday's bomb blasts, salute as they cry in front of his grave during a funeral ceremony in Jakarta July 20, 2009.
Colleagues of Indonesian Evert Mocodompis, a victim of Friday's bomb blasts, cry in front of his grave in Jakarta July 20, 2009 .
Relatives and colleagues gather around the grave of Evert Mocodompis, an employee of J.W. Marriott hotel who was killed in the bomb blast, during his burial at a cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 20, 2009.
A boy stands next his father as they pay their respect to victims of the bomb blasts outside JW Marriott hotel in Jakarta July 20, 2009.
The first of the Jakarta hotel bombings' seven victims was buried Monday — just days after he again became a father.
The wife of 38-year-old Evert Mocodompis could not attend his funeral because she gave birth to their second child the day before he was killed, local media reported.
He died while working in the restaurant of the J.W. Marriott hotel on Friday. Family and friends sang hymns and tossed flowers on his grave.
Police continued to piece together bomb fragments, body parts and other clues gathered from the Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton, which was bombed within minutes of Friday's first blast.
Police have said explosive material recovered at the hotels is "identical" to that used by the Southeast Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah in earlier attacks.
An unexploded bomb left in a room of the Marriott resembled devices used in attacks on Bali and one found in a recent raid against the network on an Islamic boarding school in Central Java, national police spokesman told a news conference Sunday.
The culprits in Friday's attacks that killed seven and wounded 50 are believed to have belonged to Jemaah Islamiyah "because there are similarities in the bombs used," Maj. Gen. Nanan Sukarna said.
The decapitated bodies of the two alleged suicide bombers were also recovered at the scenes, police said.
Anti-terrorism police were hunting for Noordin Mohammad Top, a fugitive Malaysian who heads a particularly violent offshoot of the network and has been linked to four major strikes in Indonesia since 2002.
The twin suicide bombings came four years after the last serious terrorist attack in Indonesia and unleashed a new