Family say final goodbye to murder victim Marioara
Published 04/02/2012 | 05:00
THE family of murdered Romanian teenager Marioara Rostas decided to view her skeletal remains so they could say their final goodbye.
Members of the Roma girl's extended family -- including her mother Marioara, father Bumitru and her two brothers -- returned to Ireland last Sunday and they viewed her remains at a funeral home in Dublin's south side.
The 18-year-old's body was discovered in a shallow grave at Kippure near Manor Kilbride, Co Wicklow, over two weeks ago. Her body was discovered in the foetal position wrapped in a plastic bag.
Her teeth had been ripped out, while a post-mortem examination confirmed Marioara died from a gunshot wound. She vanished while begging on a central Dublin street just three weeks after arriving in Ireland in 2008.
Days before her death she was held prisoner by a psychopathic criminal in a three-storey terraced house on Brabazon Street in the Coombe, Dublin, where she was believed to have been raped by her captors.
Her funeral will take place in Romania next Thursday.