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Fiona to seek explanation for missing organs

Scarlette's mother, Fiona MacKeown, is returning to India to find out why vital organs of her daughter's body are missing.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2008 18:07 IST

Fiona MacKeown, the mother of a British teenager who was raped and murdered in Goa earlier this year, said that she will travel to India to find out why parts of her body are missing.

MacKeown, who brought Scelette Keeling's body back with her to Britain, said that it had some internal organs missing, the Daily Mail reported on Monday.

The missing organs - said to include kidneys, uterus and stomach - were reported over the weekend after British forensic scientists conducted a third autopsy on the body.

The previous two post-mortems were conducted in India.

The Daily Mail said that MacKeown was furious because nobody in India had sought her permission to remove Scarlette's organs.

Authorities in Goa, where Scarlette was found raped and murdered on a beach in February, said that taking parts of the body for tests was a part of the post-mortem procedure, the paper reported.

MacKeown said on Sunday at her home near Bideford, Devon, that she planned to return to India to seek an explanation.

"I can't begin to imagine why somebody would want to take her uterus," she said.