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Baseball Player's Body En Route To Australia, Service Planned In Oklahoma

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Christopher Lane and his girlfriend, Sarah Harper. Christopher Lane and his girlfriend, Sarah Harper.

The body of an East Central University baseball player who was gunned down while jogging in Duncan is on its way back to his home country of Australia.

Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Lane was shot in the back and killed August 15 while jogging. Three teens – ages 15, 16, and 17 – have been charged in the Melbourne native's death. They reportedly told police they decided to shoot Lane because they were bored.

8/19/2013 Related Story: Police: ECU Baseball Player, Australian Native Target Of Random Killing

News 9 has confirmed Lane's body is en route to Australia, where his family will bury him.

In Oklahoma, Lane's friends are planning a private memorial service. It's scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond. Lane's girlfriend, Sarah Harper, attends the university, and a friend of the couple is helping to organize the service.

The memorial service is closed to the public.

8/21/2013 Related Story: Thousands Donated To Support Family Of Slain Aussie Baseball Player

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