Sharidyn Svebakk-Bohn family mourn loss after Norway massacre
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 6:03p.m.
By Amanda Gillies
The family of a New Zealand-born girl killed in the Norway massacre are mourning their “beautiful, big-hearted girl”.
Police told the family overnight they had found the body of 14-year-old Sharidyn Svebakk-Bohn.
“She was a beautiful, caring, vigorous girl,” says the family’s spokesman Torgeir Micaelsen.
“She was also a great young lady who took to every challenge with ease.”
The MP told 3 News Sharidyn’s greatest strength was her ability to care for others. She adored her younger sister who, in turn, idolised her.
“She had a big heart, she was loyal. She was a girl who stood out in the crowd.”
Sharidyn, known as Sissi, was born in Palmerston North but moved to Norway when she was just a baby. Her uncle and grandmother still live here.
Sissi joined the Young Labour Party about a year ago, her trip to Utoya Island with the group was her first. She was missing for five days after the shooting.
Her family say the wait for news was excruciating.
“Tonight is all about grief, sorrow and relief that they have found and identified their daughter.”
Sissi had an online blog called Purple In Style, based on the life of a “not so normal girl”. Her last entry was July 20 – two days before she was shot dead. She wrote about her new friends and what to bring to the island next time.
But there will never be a next time.
The man Norwegian police say is responsible remains in solitary confinement – but he isn’t keeping quiet.
Details are beginning to emerge about the demands Anders Breivik is making from his prison cell. He wants special food, he wants access to his manifesto and access to WikiLeaks.
Police have also just revealed they nearly short Breivik but didn’t, fearing he was strapped with explosives.
As his country tries to take steps towards recovery, Facebook tribute pages have been set up for his victims, including Sissi.
Details of when she will be laid to rest have not been announced yet.
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29/07/2011 2:13:11 a.m.
Time heals all wounds.codolence to the whanau.
28/07/2011 11:28:46 p.m.
Ver sad & huge loss for the family. May her soul Rest in Peace. And the life time prison is very small punishment for this ill hearted guy. He should be given death penalty. He took 95 innocent life, still death penalty is small punishement for him
28/07/2011 7:34:32 p.m.
Very sad for her whanau condolence to them at this time. Very tragic indeed taking lives of innocent childrem. May she find peace and her whanau healing. May the media stop giving this man more media necos all he deserves is life inside prison for the rest of his life.
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