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Third Scarlett autopsy.

THE mother of a British teenager found raped and murdered on a beach in India yesterday said a third post mortem is to be carried out on the body.

Fiona MacKeown said she would have faith in the results from tests on the body of her daughter Scarlett

Keeling.

Since the 15-year-old's half naked body was found on Anjuna Beach in Goa on February 19 Mrs MacKeown battled the Indian authorities who first said the cause of death was accidental drowning. She forced a second post mortem to be carried out which revealed Scarlett was attacked and had her head held under the water.

Mrs MacKeown said a third autopsy would be carried outby British police.

The 43-year-old said she wanted tests carried out in case forensic results in India were changed. At a news conference at her home at West Lodge Caravan Park near Meddon, North Devon, Mrs MacKeown also confirmed the case was to be handed over to the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation.

She said she had confirmation from her lawyer in India Vikram Varma and she hoped they would catch the right people.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 3, 2008
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