DURBAN – Durban North woman, Siam Lee, 20, who was killed after being abducted last month from an alleged brothel on Margaret Maytom road, will be laid to rest on Friday.
Her mother Carmen Nan Lee confirmed to the Sunday Tribune that her body was released on Wednesday after being positively identified through DNA.
She said a private cremation with a small circle of friends would be held for her daughter. Lee’s body was moved from a state mortuary to a private mortuary in Durban on Wednesday.
Her ashes will be scattered on the beach, a place she loved to frequent.
Lee was abducted from the alleged brothel on January 4. Her charred remains were found on a farm in New Hanover, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, two days later.
A 29-year-old man, who cannot be named, was arrested and charged for her murder on January 17. The man also faces a rape and kidnapping charge among other charges. He has since made several appearances in the Durban Magistrate’s Court.
The accused will appear in court next week for a formal bail hearing.
Lee’s mother, Carmen, said she was relieved that she can now finally put her daughter to rest.
“I can finally give my baby girl a dignified send-off. It has been a difficult mourning process. There will only be a small group of about 30 people at her funeral. Once her ashes are released, we will then have a bigger memorial service for her on a beach,” she said.