Published: Monday 17 July, 2017

Family Outraged as OFW’s Decomposing Body Finally Arrives After 1 Month

The body of overseas Filipino worker Teresa Quedding finally arrived from Kuwait where she died. But her family was shocked by what they saw. The OFW was wrapped in a plastic bag and her body was not embalmed, reason for it to start decomposing. Now, Teresa Quedding’s family is crying out for justice.

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The body of the OFW arrived unembalmed and wrapped in a plastic bag when it arrived from Kuwait. (Facebook/Velerry Quedding)

Teresa Quedding died in Kuwait last June 22 according to her death certificate. The listed cause of death was heart attack. But her family doubts this after finding ‘choke marks’ on her body. But what also caused outrage was the condition of the corpse when it arrived on July 14.

According to the local funeral parlor handling the remains, Teresa Quedding’s body is decomposing because it was not embalmed, or at least, not properly. It had been kept in Kuwait for almost a month so it should have been embalmed properly. Her organs are also missing.

“Nagulat po kami kasi hindi man lang naembalsamo. Sabi po nila maayos saka nasa kabaong pero nasa plastic lang. Tapos hindi man lang sinabi sa amin na tatanggalin ang organs niya,” said Valerry Quedding, Teresa’s son.

Teresa’s husband, Ernesto, is appealing to the authorities to help them seek justice. “Sana po matulungan kaming mabigyan ng hustisya at managot ang dapat managot sa nangyari.”

To call the attention of authorities, Valerry posted the condition of his mother’s body on Facebook. However, trolls made fun of it and even made memes out of their tragedy. The family is appealing to their fellow Filipinos for respect.

Meanwhile, Horas Human Recruitment Agency, the manpower agency of Teresa, is assisting the family with their their OWWA claims.