Family of slain teacher expresses frustration with silence surrounding daughter’s case

A lack of information about the Qatar murder of his daughter, 40-year-old American teacher Jennifer Brown, continues to haunt Robert Brown, who said details about her death have only reached him through unofficial channels, the Peninsula reports.

Adding to the family’s frustration and grief is the inability to bury their daughter, as Brown’s body remains in Qatar nearly two weeks after she was allegedly killed by a Kenyan security guard.

“So far, there has been no cooperation from your end,” the Pennsylvania-based man told the newspaper. “They don’t want people to know about it.”

Brown’s former employer, the English Modern School, has acted as a liaison with her parents following the crime, but officials there also have no further updates about what happened or what comes next, the Peninsula states.

Safety record marred

According to earlier reports, Brown was killed in her home and the security guard who was apprehended carried money of hers on his person. He has allegedly confessed to the killing and faces the death penalty.

Meanwhile, the violent nature of the crime and the lack of information about it has shaken many residents’ faith in Qatar’s once-impeccable safety record – though crime has jumped six-fold in the past decade.

In comments made on Doha News, some argued that crime happens everywhere, while others said Qatar should be more forthcoming about such incidents so that people can take precautions to protect themselves. 


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