Mother of stabbed Romanian pleads for her daughter's body
Published 03/02/2010 | 05:00
THE mother of the Romanian nurse stabbed to death in Dublin last week has said that she just wants to get her daughter's body home.
Mia Pricajan also revealed that Loradena (35) had been planning to buy a home in Ireland later this year, and wanted to settle down. The nurse was found dead in an apartment in Sandyford last Thursday.
A man, in his 40s, was taken to Dundrum garda station on Monday. He will appear before Dun Laoghaire District Court today where he is expected to be charged with murder.
"Her body hasn't been brought back to Romania yet because of the investigations," Mrs Pricajan (62) told the Irish Independent yesterday.
"We want it back. The Romanian Orthodox rituals ask for the body of the deceased to be mourned by the family and friends for at least one night before burial."
Mrs Pricajan said that her only daughter phoned home every evening and she became concerned when there was no call last Wednesday night.
However, it was not until Friday before she was informed by Romanian police that her daughter was dead.
Mrs Pricajan said that she was aware that her daughter had been in an on-off relationship with a Romanian man for a number of years, and that he had wanted her to return to Romania. "Loradena's dream was to settle in Ireland," her mother said. "She had managed to raise enough money to start a mortgage in 2010."
Her parents had been due to visit her in Dublin for the first time this summer.