The body of Edwin Lopez, the Filipino father who lost his life in a traffic accident in Paola, has been cremated after arriving in his homeland covered in mould.
“The body arrived, but it was already decomposing,” Bryan Lopez, Edwin’s son, told Lovin Malta.
“The flight was meant to leave last Friday and arrive the next day at 7pm, but in Istanbul, Turkey, there was a delay and his flight was then scheduled for Wednesday. It finally arrived here last night,” he said.
After the body arrived, the family were called in to view it. However, the odour emitting from the body plus the mouldy build-up that had occurred, including on Lopez’s face, forced the family to opt for cremation instead after a funeral home advised such a course of action.
With Edwin cremated, the family were able to complete an altar dedicated to their late father.
Now, the family are focused on the ongoing case into the death of Edwin Lopez in Malta. They are still unsure what led to their father’s death, and have appealed to anyone in Malta who can cooperate with them and offer legal support to get into contact.