Jenna’s family demand her remains are returned to Finland

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THE family of murdered Finnish teenager Jenna Lepomaki has been told that she will be buried in Malaga and asked to pay €2,300.

The family reports that they have received an e-mail from the local courts telling them that the body of their daughter, who was killed in Mijas last summer, will have to be buried in Malaga.

They are reportedly outraged by the news and want Jenna’s remains returned to them so she can be buried in her homeland.

The Finnish Consulate is said to be holding discussions with the Fuengirola court handling the case in an aim to resolve the matter as soon as possible.

The two Finnish youths accused of killing 18-year-old Jenna are likely to be tried in Finland.

In December they were formally charged with murder once DNA reports confirming the victim’s identity were sent from Spain.

If found guilty, they could face life sentences. Jenna came to the Costa del Sol on holiday invited by the two men, who she had met online.

She reported them to the Guardia Civil in Mijas on June 27, 2011, because they attacked and threatened her when she refused to transport cocaine from Spain to Finland.

From June 29, her phone was turned off and she was reported missing.

In October, police searched the house in Los Espartales area of Mijas, where Jenna had been staying.

An almost mummified body was found wrapped in a sleeping bag hidden amongst some bushes and leaves.

The police report it appears she was killed inside the house and the killers attempted to dismember the body and burn her remains, but having failed to do so, they hid it.

By Jennifer Leighfield

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