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Scarlett is still in morgue waiting Indian clearance: Fiona

Two years after her tragic death, UK teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling’s body remain to be buried, with British authorities expecting clearance from Indian government to hand over the corpse, her mother, Fiona Mackeown, said.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2010 16:35 IST

Two years after her tragic death, UK teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling’s body remain to be buried, with British authorities expecting clearance from Indian government to hand over the corpse, her mother, Fiona Mackeown, said.

In an email interview, Fiona told PTI today that the coroner was waiting for the completion of paperwork from the
relevant Indian departments.

"The coroner has not released her body to me, she is still in the morgue in Exeter (city in Davon, UK)," the mother
said.

The coroner was waiting for the completion of paperwork from the relevant departments of the Indian government. The body was flown to UK in March, 2008, she said.

Two years back on February 18, Scarlett’s battered, semi-nude corpse was found on Goa’s Anjuna beach. As of now,
the case stands charge-sheeted in the local court. Two locals – Placido Carvalho and Samson D’Souza – are held accused in the case.

Goa police after initial goof-up, later had cracked down the case which revealed that the teenager was offered
drugs and left to die on the beach waters.

The case was finally handed over to Central Bureau of Investigtion (CBI) after consistent distrust by Fiona in state police.