Thursday 21 September 2017

Karen's family forced to wait for release of body

Karen Buckley
Karen Buckley
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

The heartbroken family of slain student Karen Buckley (24) were reunited on their Cork dairy farm as they face an agonising 72-hour wait to see if her body will be released in Scotland.

John (62) and Marion Buckley (61) flew back to Ireland without their daughter's remains after being informed it will be Wednesday at least before a decision on the release can be made by Glasgow officials.

The couple were reunited with their sons, Brendan (32) and Damien (27), at the family's Analeentha farm outside Mourneabbey in north Cork after they had spent a week in Glasgow with their third son, Kieran (28), to support the police's desperate search for their daughter.

Karen's body was found on an isolated Glasgow farm on April 15.

Hundreds yesterday signed a special Cork County Council book of condolences for the Buckley family.

Karen's parents were comforted by parish priest Fr Joe O'Keeffe, who vowed that the community will do everything in its power to ease their suffering.

Courier operator Alexander Pacteau (21) has been charged with Karen's murder.

Irish Independent

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