It has been a little more than 2 months since the untimely and tragic murder of 6-year-old Shane Benjamin and 2-year-old Ethan Benjamin.
In the time since the horrific incident that occurred on Tuesday the 27th April 2021, the alleged murderer and biological father Dave Benjamin Gau has been remanded at Bomana Correctional Services awaiting his murder trial and court date.
Meanwhile, both babies are still awaiting a proper Funeral service and burial arrangements as they wait to be laid properly to rest.
This newsroom spoke with a still grieving mum Elsie Yangae on the delays behind the babies planned finalized funeral arrangements.
It has been a long process riddled with expenses and the main one being the Funeral cost expenses for Elsie.
“The boys are at Erima Funeral Home and total funeral expenses are K35, 000 and K20, 000 has already been paid.”
Casket and outfits are set and the tomb in the Erap area Morobe are also ready.
“This has been a really stressful time for me and the costs are a major part of this.”
“Days are counting down and thoughts of laying my babies to rest is really breaking me, mi pilim strong blo mi pinis but I’m just trying to be strong and give them the farewell and rest they deserve.”
The tentative dates for funeral program is July 15th 2021 but arrangements aren’t finalized yet.
For anyone wanting to help support in any way and assist Elsie with her expenses for Shane and Ethan, you may do so by sending contributions to the Shane and Ethan Memorial Fund BSP Account# 7023066199.