The Saudi victim of a frenzied stabbing in Colchester has been laid to rest in a desert funeral attended by thousands of mourners.
Nahid Almanea, 31, was buried in her native Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday afternoon after her body was released by Essex police and flown back to the Middle East.
Pictures carried by local media showed crowds of sombre and distraught men present for Ms Almanea’s tragic homecoming and her funeral beneath a blazing desert sun.
Police are still hunting the killer who last Tuesday morning stabbed her 16 times and left her to die as she walked home from university along a quiet footpath in a park in Colchester.
She had been taking an English language course at the University of Essex since January as part of her studies for a life sciences PhD.
A line of investigation is considering whether she may have been targeted because of her distinctive Muslim clothing, which included a full-length abaya robe and multi-coloured hijab headscarf… see more
source: Dailynews UK