The circle of relatives of a British mother who used to be strangled and set alight via an outsider whilst she lay in mattress in Barbados say they’re “in a state of shock”.
Natalie Crichlow, 44, used to be attacked in her disabled brother’s house in Christ Church on 28 July. She used to be visiting the rustic to lend a hand maintain him.
The Luton-born mother of 3, who had two times survived most cancers and had two strokes in the previous decade, died in health center on 6 August after struggling 75% burns to her frame.
Her niece Ashley Best stated: “The intruder broke in the home, then strangled her and then set her alight.
“I don’t perceive why it came about and we’re all in a state of concern.
“She went into health center and died of her accidents.
“For somebody who had battled thru such a lot to only be taken in this fashion and lose their existence is solely past working out.
“She said she wanted to live life to the fullest because her life had nearly been taken from her.”
No arrests were made, in step with the Royal Barbados Police Force.
Local media outlet Stabroek News stated police are on the lookout for a person who “barged into a house, choked a woman, doused her with a flammable substance and then set the house on fire”.
Ms Crichlow has 3 kids elderly 10, 20 and 26 years outdated, who’re “devastated” and need to carry her frame again to the United Kingdom to be buried.
A GoFundMe web page has been set as much as lend a hand elevate finances for her repatriation.
Ms Crichlow lived as an brazenly homosexual girl and had labored in more than a few jobs together with as a makeup artist and door workforce.
Family good friend Mitra Wikes stated the mother used to be a “true warrior and survivor who endured so much in life” however had a “true passion for living life to the max”.
Ms Wikes stated Ms Crichlow had incessantly visited her brother in Barbados after the demise of her mother and uncle previous this yr.
A Foreign Office spokesperson stated: “Our staff are supporting the family of a British woman following her death in Barbados, and are in contact with the Barbados police force.”