July 21, 2024


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Remains of Adelaide mother Anna Jenkins arrive home after delayed inquest in Malaysia

An Adelaide household has been compelled to bring household their mother’s remains in a cardboard box after an inquest into her mysterious 2017 demise was adjourned because of to a “bad” police investigation in Malaysia. 

Anna Jenkins, then 65, — also regarded as Annapuranee — went lacking in Penang in December 2017 whilst on a journey with her spouse, Frank Jenkins, to go to her mom.

The quest to locate out what transpired to Ms Jenkins has been led nearly completely by her family after her son, Greg Jenkins, identified her belongings and skeletal stays in a nearby progress internet site in 2020.

Nowadays, Mr Jenkins touched down at Adelaide Airport carrying the important cargo and was achieved by his sister, Jennifer Bowen.

They blame Malaysian authorities for not remaining equipped to bring her home alive.

“Individually, we hold them liable for not finding mum – if they would’ve adopted their procedures, we could not be bringing mum dwelling in a box … she would be going for walks again with us,” Mr Jenkins stated.

He claimed after the coronial inquest was adjourned, police handed him his mother’s stays right before he questioned they be placed in a sealed plastic bag for better defense.

Mr Jenkins said law enforcement responded that it “wasn’t their job”, and they suggested breaking the bones so they could in good shape in a jar.

“[I was] really disgusted and there was no empathy and there was undoubtedly no mincing my phrases on what I assumed of that recommendation,” he mentioned.

“They located a box to put mum in and then handed it over. I was a bit numb that first day picking that up and just preferred to go property.”

The Jenkins household have been pushing for a full police investigation and coronial inquest into their mother’s loss of life considering the fact that her disappearance.

They feel she was murdered, and will now get a DNA examination to affirm the skeletal remains do belong to Anna Jenkins.

SA Very best MLC Frank Pangallo stated he had contacted Forensics SA and the SA coroner to seek a formal inquiry into her dying. 

“I just really don’t have that substantially confidence in the Malaysian procedure,” Mr Pangallo claimed. 

“We have to have to make certain that the stays that have been returned are those people of Anna Jenkins.”

Her daughter, Jennifer Bowen, was there to satisfy her brother when he arrived at Adelaide Airport on Tuesday morning.

“It is really so difficult. To have to provide mum property in the way that we did. And the way that very poor Greg experienced to do, it really is just not proper,” she explained.

Ms Bowen said her brother was a hero to their household but their struggle was far from above.

“This man moved mountains,” she said.

“Possessing mum home would make our hearts truly feel a very little little bit at peace but we know that the fight’s even now not around so we have to hold on likely.”

Anna Jenkins was very last noticed finding into an Uber from a dental appointment in Penang, heading to her mother’s nursing home in George Town, but she under no circumstances created it.

On the other hand, a lot less than a few days into proceedings, the inquest held in Penang was adjourned right up until June thanks to a absence of proof from local police.