Hundreds of mourners have turned out to farewell slain
Christchurch community worker Amy Farrall.
The 24-year-old's body was found in the boot of her car at a
city supermarket on March 30.
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.
Family and friends packed out Westpark Chapel in the Burnside
area of the city today to pay tribute to 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 former Lincoln High School student's family asked for
media to stay away from today's service.
They have said they are "devastated that her caring nature
appears to have been tragically taken advantage of".
In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to the
Amy 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
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.
- Kurt Bayer of APNZ