Police shot the man who held a 5-year-old boy hostage for a week multiple times.
That's the word from an Alabama coroner.
The coroner went into the bunker and pronounced Jim Lee Dykes dead at about 9 Wednesday night. Soon after that, the FBI removed the body.
Before that, nobody had been into the bunker since the shootout because they wanted to make sure there were no more explosives rigged to go off.
Now that the bunker is cleared, the FBI will be able to sift through evidence inside.
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Jimmy Dykes' property is still an active crime scene.
Investigators are gathering evidence in his underground storm bunker where he held a 5 year old boy named Ethan captive for nearly a week.
The FBI's Hostage Rescue Team stormed into the bunker and rescued Ethan Monday afternoon. They set off flash grenades to confuse and distract Dykes. Then they shot and killed him.
Officials tell CBS News the FBI grew concerned with Dykes' behavior watching him through a camera that was inserted into the bunker during the standoff.
CBS News Senior correspondent John Miller is a former assistant FBI director.
Ethan is reportedly okay, and undergoing medical evaluations. The boy has a disorder similar to autism. He turns six tomorrow.
School buses took students back to Midland City Elementary today for the first time since bus driver Charles Poland was killed, and Ethan was abducted.
A pastor rode to school this morning with children on Ethan's bus.
Officials say they're planning to throw a big birthday party for Ethan when he returns to school.
Authorities say the bunker where Ethan was held had running water, heat and cable television but no toilet.
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