Dad Of Murdered Aussie Backpacker Says She Worried About Dangers Of Travel

The father of a 20-year-old Australian girl who was raped and murdered in Mozambique has said his daughter was concerned about the dangers of travelling to the south African country.

Elly Warren, from Melbourne, was on a three-month backpacking and volunteering trip when the tragedy occurred. Her body was found near a toilet block on Wednesday, just days before she was due to come home. 

Elly and her boyfriend Luke Tempany.
Her father Paul Warren has now given a heartbreaking interview to Channel 7.

“It’s unbelievable,” he said through tears. “And to go through what she would have gone through… you know you often wonder if there is a god.”

He said she’d spoken to him shortly before travelling to Mozambique, concerned about the possible dangers.

“She even told me: ‘It’s dangerous, Dad, I don’t know if I should be going over there’,”
he said. “And I said to her, ‘Yes, it is very dangerous’.”

He described his daughter as “somebody that had a lot of ambitions in life, and now its all been taken away from her because of some bastards.”

“I hope they catch them. Elly was a treasure, she was a gem. Everybody loved her.”

“She was a lovely girl and now she’s gone, and I’m never going to see her again.”

He said he’d be travelling to Mozambique in the next few days “to bring my baby back home”.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing assistance to the family.

Source: Yahoo.

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