Larissa Beilby to be laid to rest

A Brisbane school girl, who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend, will be farewelled by family and friends today.

A funeral service will be held at Bridgeman Downs at noon for 16-year-old Larissa Beilby, whose body was found in a barrel on the back of a ute at Stapylton on the northern Gold Coast on June 27.

It follows a memorial service that was held for Larissa last weekend, where her sister Deanna read out an emotional letter describing the terrible pain caused by the loss.


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She’ll today be joined by their grieving father Peter and brother Nathan.

Larissa’s alleged killer, 34-year-old Zlatko Sikorsky, is behind bars.

He surrendered to Police on the Sunshine Coast on June 30, following a 28-hour siege, and was charged with murder, torture, deprivation of liberty and interfering with a corpse.

He’s also been accused of attempting to murder another woman.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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