Jamaica News, February 23, 2018 – Help Tianna Clarke Get Buried:
St James, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – The family of the 14-year-old girl in St James, who was found brutally raped and stabbed to death in an abandoned building near her home in Granville, St James on last Saturday is asking for help from the public to pay for her burial cost.
Tianna Clarke was known as a loving 14-year-old girl, who was in the eighth-grade at James High school in Montego Bay, Jamaica – when on February 16, 2018, she left her home to walk to a nearby store to get something to eat, and never made it to the store or back home. The teen is believed to have been brutally raped and stabbed to death, allegedly by an adult male who is now in police custody.
This tragedy caught her parents and family off guard, and they are now in desperate need of some financial help to bury their daughter. Tianna’s grandmother, Ms Daphene Bent says the family has gotten a quote for a funeral package, but it will cost then JM$195,000 (US$2,000) – which she says her family cannot afford.
The family created an online fundraiser for her funeral at gofunme.com, for all who wish to give to her burial fund.
Help Tianna Clarke Get Buried: Ms Bent said Tianna’s mother is laid off from her job and she [grandmother] just finished building a small home that she borrowed a loan for, which she is paying back, so they have very little funds available. According to Ms Bent, as soon as the family raises some of the money, they plan to start paying on Tianna’s burial spot, even though the family will have to wait until the health department conducts an autopsy on the teen, before she can be buried.
The matriarch of the family has stepped up to do the planning and preparation for her granddaughter’s funeral because Tianna’s death is unbearable for Tianna’s parents and other family members.
Tianna’s mother is taking the death very hard, said the grandmother, who added that her daughter, Valesha Vidal, said she feels like she is losing her mind since the murder of Tianna. She said Valesha has not slept and merely eats since last Saturday.
Tianna died leaving three other siblings.
Persons wishing to make donations to help Tianna Clarke get buried can do so at https://www.gofundme.com/burial-for-tianna-clarke or contact Daphane Bent at 1 – 876 -366-4631