Tuesday, August 05, 2008
When I was culling (fancy word for copy and paste) the Mirror today for their blind item I noticed they had a followup article on the girl in Brazil who was chopped up by her boyfriend in Brazil and put in a suitcase. Apparently the cost to bring the body back to the UK is about $13,000 and neither the governments of Brazil or the UK will foot the bill. The mother of Cara Burke who was the girl killed, only gets about $150 a week from the UK government. Apparently she lives on welfare and so obviously cannot foot the bill to have her daughter brought home.
So, I thought I would turn to all my intrepid readers and find out if they know if a fund has been established somewhere to help bring the poor girl home. I just know that even if I were not close to my child, I also know I wouldn't want her to be interred in some unmarked grave in Brazil that I would never get a chance to visit. It seems to me the most likely solution would be to have the remains cremated and then shipped back to the UK, but that is also probably more than the woman can afford. So, if someone sees any information about a fund that doesn't come from some guy in Nigeria, please let me know.