People have collected 48,000 Euros through a GoFundMe page to help the family of Thomas Kennedy, a British tourist who was murdered in Gori last week, bring his body home.
“On Friday the 9th of October, our beautiful Tom was found in the Mtkvari River in Georgia. He died brutally and tragically at the hands of five evil men. We are absolutely devastated,” his family announced. “There are no words. Life will never be the same again without our beautiful talented boy. It is currently very difficult to repatriate Tom due to the Covid-19 restrictions, so we are setting up this GoFundMe Page to raise funds to bring him home as soon as possible. This is costly, and with the help of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, we will get him to his beloved home of County Mayo.
“Our aim is to raise money in order to fund the expenses associated with Tom’s passing. These include but are not limited to repatriation, funeral costs, and for Tom’s family to travel to Georgia to see the Criminal Trial of his death.
“Any funds raised over what is required will be donated to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, which is providing invaluable support to the Kennedy and Barrett family at this extremely difficult time. The Kennedy and Barrett family are aware of and have given permission for this page to be set up.
“Any donation big or small will be greatly appreciated, please share and help bring our boy home,” reads the statement spread by Tom Kennedy’s family.
28-year-old British citizen, Thomas Kennedy, who was living in Georgia, was murdered in the Georgian town of Gori.
The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has charged four people with the fact of murder and robbery of a British citizen in Gori, and one person with the fact of not reporting a crime.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze