A Chicago family is seeking public support to help bring the remains of their loved one back to the States after her sudden overseas death.
According to the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs, for the remains of a U.S. citizen to be returned to their family, the following documents must be in place: consular mortuary certificate, affidavit of a local funeral director, and a transit permit.
Gatlin’s family has started a GoFundMe to help procure the rest of the funds in hopes that they can truly begin their grieving process. “I want to see my daughter. I want to see my baby. I need this for myself to see my child. I’m trying to just bring her home so I can give her the proper burial that she deserves,” said Gatlin’s mother, Kendra Harris. “If it wasn’t a bang, if it wasn’t another country, with different regulations. It wouldn’t be my daughter. My daughter was sunshine. She was the sweetest person in the world. She is very intelligent.”
It is unclear what Gatlin’s exact cause of death was; however, her family assumes that she suffered a fatal seizure during her travels, Fox 32 Chicago reports.
Source: Black Enterprise