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Coroner: Alabama hostage-taker shot multiple times

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Updated photo from FBI Feb. 5, 2013: FBI agents and Dale County Sheriff’s deputies secure the residence where a 5-year-old child was rescued after being held hostage for almost a week by Jimmy Lee Dykes in Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/FBI) Updated photo from FBI Feb. 5, 2013: FBI agents and Dale County Sheriff’s deputies secure the residence where a 5-year-old child was rescued after being held hostage for almost a week by Jimmy Lee Dykes in Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/FBI)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama coroner says the body of a man who held a 5-year-old hostage for nearly a week before being killed in a shootout with the FBI received 'multiple gunshot wounds.'

Dale County Coroner Woodrow Hilboldt said he was allowed into the bunker where Jim Lee Dykes lay Wednesday evening and pronounced him dead at 8:58 p.m.

Hilboldt said Dykes' body had "multiple gunshot wounds," but he declined to give the exact number of wounds or where on his body he had been shot.

The coroner said Thursday that Dykes' body was taken to a state forensics laboratory in Montgomery for an autopsy.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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