A private memorial service for Mark Ruffalo's brother SCOTT was held without his remains due to the ongoing police investigation surrounding his alleged homicide.
Scott Ruffalo, 39, was found outside his home in Beverly Hills with a gunshot wound to the head at the beginning of December (08).
He died in hospital a week later (08Dec08) after he was taken off life support.
Los Angeles County Coroner's Office spokesman Craig Harvey said last week (17Dec08) that the investigation had determined somebody had shot Ruffalo.
And the ongoing probe left family members at the recent gathering in Los Angeles to mourn his death as the body needed to be held "longer than usual", reports the New York Post.
Ruffalo's body was finally released this week (begs22Dec08) and cremated.
Two persons of interest have been released from police custody without charge..