THE HEARTBROKEN family of a British father stabbed to death in Bali is raising funds to bring his body home.
Matt Harper, 48 years old, from Gloucester, was found dead from multiple stab wounds at his home on the Indonesian island last week.
And now his devastated family has set up a GoFundme page in an attempt to raise money to bring his body back to the UK.
Police are probing his death but have said that the current operating theory is that his death was a “suicide” – alleging he stabbed himself multiple times.
In a post from Matt’s family, his stepdaughter Lauren said he died “in the most terrible and tragic way” but the circumstances “cannot be discussed at this time due to the inquest”. happenning.”
She called him “the best son, brother, husband, brother-in-law, uncle and father to her children” and added: “We are heartbroken, we know Matt. is a character we will never be able to forget.
“He is loved by many friends, friends from all over the world, near and far. He is funny, kind and intelligent; he will do anything for the people he loves.
“Please let’s all come together and help the family bring Matt back to us in the UK, which will at least provide some comfort in knowing he is near us.”
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His friends say that Matt, who has been working in Bali since February 2020, was on a video call with loved ones in the UK when he was allegedly murdered.
But his Indonesian-born girlfriend, Emmy Pakpahan, who has been riddled by the police and is still under investigation, claimed he suffered from “hallucinations” and appeared to be “frightened” before his death.
She said he was mentally ill and intentionally harmed himself – saying he was in a state of “fear” after waking up at 3:30 a.m. last Thursday.
She then filmed Matt’s tragic final moments through the window, sobbing on film: “Oh my god, my god. I don’t know what to do, I don’t know how.”
YOU’RE NOT ALONE
Every 90 minutes in the UK, a life is lost to suicide.
It’s non-discriminatory, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and soccer players. .
It is the leading killer of people under the age of 35, killing more people than cancer and car accidents.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
It is rarely talked about, however, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice now.
That’s why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.
The goal is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness, and breaking down barriers people face when it comes to their mental health, we can all do our best to help. save.
Let’s all pray for help when we need it and listen to others… You’re not alone.
If you, or anyone you know, need help dealing with mental health issues, the following organizations will provide support:
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