Who paid for Keishla Rodriguez's funeral? Unidentified person goes to funeral home and covers all expenses
After former Olympic boxer Félix Verdejo Sánchez was arrested for the kidnapping and murder of his pregnant girlfriend Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz, all of Puerto Rico has been shaken by the details and have been mourning the death. The dead body of the 27-year-old was found in a lagoon, shortly after which the boxer turned himself in to the authorities.
Keishla's death has the community shaken. And the dire circumstances call for help and solidarity. That is perhaps why an unnamed person, who did not want to identify himself, showed up to show Keishla's family some support. The latest local reports reveal that an unknown person walked into the funeral home and covered all the costs of the funeral.
According to the local reports, it was revealed by the analyst and panelist of the program 'Playing Hard Ball', Ferdinand Pérez, during his radio broadcast. "We wanted to formally announce that the Jugando Pelota Dura and Teleonce team were going to cover the costs of Keishal Rodríguez's funeral," Pérez said during the program that is reportedly broadcast on the airwaves of NotiUno 630.
"But when we started the process, Keishla's father told us that an anonymous person had come to the funeral home and covered all the funeral costs," he added, according to a local publication.
The funeral services are reportedly going to be held on Thursday, May 6, from 2 pm until 8 pm and will continue on Friday, May 7, from 9 am to 8 pm at the Ehret funeral home in Cupey.
Keishla Rodríguez's sister, Bereliz Nichole Rodríguez, had taken to Facebook to request donations. However, the video was removed from the site. MEAWW recently reported that Bereliz had also warned those interested to donate for the funeral services of fake accounts that are taking advantage of her sister's death. "They have sent me pages of networks that are putting my information, collecting funds, because it was false," Bereliz reportedly said according to a local publication. "Here is the information on where you can help us with funeral expenses. Thank you all. God bless you," she said giving details for donations.
Keishla was reported missing on Thursday, April 29, and was not found until Saturday, May 1, when her dead body was found floating on the San José lagoon, near the Teodoro Moscoso bridge.
Federal authorities arrested Verdejo, who is to remain in jail without bail for the carjacking kidnapping of the 27-year-old until May 11, the date of the preliminary hearing against him.
Local reports now reveal that pathologist Rosa Rodríguez, from the Institute of Forensic Sciences (ICF) has concluded Keishla's death was a homicide. But further details are not going to be revealed to the public as the investigation is still ongoing.