Christchurch murder victim Amy Farrall will be laid to
rest at a private funeral service in the city next week.
The 24-year-old community support worker's body was found in
the boot of her car at a city supermarket on Sunday.
A 38-year-old man from the North Island, who had recently
been staying at her Woolston home after moving to
Christchurch, has been charged with sexual violation and
Police allege he killed Ms Farrall, dumped her body, and fled
to the West Coast where he picked up two hitch-hikers and
then attacked them.
A death notice for Ms Farrall, a former Lincoln High School
student, was published in The Press newspaper today.
It says she was the "dearly loved and treasured daughter of
Ann and Neil, much loved and adored sister of Richard and
partner Mel, treasured granddaughter of Don and Betty
Cattermole, and Fred and Noreen Farrall".
The funeral service for Miss Farrall will be held at Westpark
Chapel on Wairakei Rd in Burnside on Tuesday at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be
appreciated, and may be made at the service, the notice says.
Ms Farrall's friends and family are struggling to come to
terms with her tragic death.
Her partner of seven years, Cory McKeown and a group of
friends have painted a colourful mural saying 'RIP Amy' on a
fence at the supermarket car park where she was found.
Ms Farrall's family have issued a statement saying they were
"devastated that her caring nature appears to have been
tragically taken advantage of".
Miss Farrall studied Mental Health Support Work at CPIT
(Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology).
She worked as a caregiver for Richmond Fellowship in
Christchurch, a national non-government organisation that
provides community-based mental health and disability support
- Kurt Bayer of APNZ