31 Dec 2003

Slain missionary family is laid to rest in Palau

2:25 pm on 31 December 2003

Three members of the missionary family who were murdered in Palau last Monday, were finally laid to rest this week.

The murders of Ruimar, Margareth and Larrison De Paiva took place in their home in Airai state during an apparent burglary.

The funeral was attended by hundreds of people expressing regret the missionaries had lost their lives.

43-year old Justin Hirosi has been charged with the murders, which has been reported by police as being drug related.