Rose's burial in France
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France to fund Rose's repatriation

French Consulate tells Ynet remains of 4-year-old Rose scheduled to be flown out of Israel on Thursday ahead of planned burial near Paris

“We are making great efforts so that Rose’s body arrives in France before Friday,” French Consul Colette Le'Braun told Ynet on Tuesday evening. 


According to the consul, the French government will fund the repatriation of murdered four-year-old Rose Pizem. She will be buried near Paris, at the request of her father Benjamin Pizem, who lives in France.


The consul also said she received the explicit permission of Rose's mother, Marie Charlotte Renault, to move her daughter's body.


"This morning I spoke with the mother Marie and I received her permission for Rose’s body to be buried in the area that Benjamin requested, not far from Paris.


“Without this permission, it would be necessary for a court to intervene, and this would have taken some time.”


The Abu Kabir Forensic Institute began the process of transferring the remains on Tuesday morning, after the completion of the autopsy. Investigators believe Rose was murdered by her paternal grandfather, Ronny Ron, who was also in a romantic relationship with her mother Marie.


Due to technical difficulties, her body was not transferred on Tuesday and she will be flown to France on Thursday.


Upon arrival of the casket in Paris, the remains will be entrusted to the funeral organizers, who will prepare the body for burial.


Afterwards, her family members will be able to be alone with the body. A French Foreign Ministry representative will be present at the funeral.


Despite high expectations, the autopsy yielded little forensic light on the cause of Rose's death. The body was said to be in a state of progressive decomposition after it had been in the Yarkon River for what is assumed to be several months. 


The police are still waiting for forensic experts to submit their findings before moving forward with an indictment against suspects Ronny Ron and Marie Renault.


Raanan Ben-Zur contributed to the report


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