Cory Ryther, the husband of murdered mum-to-be Joan Ryther, has made an emotional appeal for help to solve the brutal crime.
Cory Ryther, the husband of murdered mum-to-be Joan Ryther, has made an emotional appeal for help to solve the brutal crime. Rob Williams

Joan Ryther's body laid to rest in the Philippines

MURDERED mother-to-be Joan Ryther has finally been laid to rest in her home country, a month after she was raped and killed in a Logan street.

The 27-year-old's body was flown back to the Philippines, where grieving Australian husband Corey attended her funeral service at the weekend.

The pregnant nursing student was walking to work at McDonalds when she was viciously attacked and discarded in the street.

Donations from the community helped raise the $20,000 needed for Ms Ryther to be returned to the Philippines and buried in the family crypt.

According to News.com a baby chicken was placed near her casket in line with Filipino tradition, to "ensure her killer is not able to rest until they tell the truth".

Investigations into her death are continuing.

Joan Ryther.
Joan Ryther. Facebook


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