Donations pour in for Pinay kidnapped, killed in Ireland

Image from Outreach Ireland
  • Donations for the memorial fund for Pinay student killed in Ireland keeps pouring in
  • In just two days, the fundraising campaign have already raised €112,195
  • The victim was abducted and killed by a male suspect for still unknown reason

The family of Jastine Valdez, a 24-year-old Filipina student abducted and killed in Ireland, set up a GoFundMe page to facilitate all of those who want to offer support and sympathy to her bereaved family.

Donations kept pouring since the page was set up. In just two days, 3,720 people who donated to the fundraising campaign have already raised €112,195 (P6,897,894.50); surpassing the goal of €10,000.

According to ABS-CBN, the memorial fund was set up by Outreach Ireland, an informal and open group of volunteers who help run the Philippine Embassy outreach missions and Philippine events in Ireland.

Jastine, an only child whose family migrated to Ireland in 2015, went missing last May 19 after she was reportedly seen being forcibly bundled into a black car by a male suspect who was later identified as Mark Hennessy.

Her body was found near a golf course about 50 meters off the road in Rathmichael, a suburb in County Dublin, last Monday, May 21.

Police have already found Hennessy a day before Jastine’s body was found when witnesses reported seeing the car used in abduction drive into a business park in Dublin. Hennessy was shot and killed by cops after he pulled out a knife on them.

Hennessy shot and killed by Gardai (Irish Police)

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