Grieving sisters still unable to bring Corby mum’s body home

Jeanette and Anne-Marie Rooney
Jeanette and Anne-Marie Rooney
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Two heartbroken sisters whose mother was found dead in France last October have been unable to bring her remains back to Britain.

Agnes Rooney, known as Nancy, of Dorking Walk, Corby, went missing on the way home from a holiday in Bulgaria and her body was discovered in woodland near Rouen.

Her daughters Jeanette, who lives near Stamford, and Anne-Marie, who lives in Corby, have been unable to bring their mum home to Corby.

The case has been placed under the jurisdiction of an examining judge in France and further investigations are being carried out into the cause of the 64-year-old’s death.

Jeanette said: “We are still no further forward with finding out a cause of death for my mum and now need to find thousands of pounds for legal fees.

“If I was a criminal abroad all of these things would be paid. It’s disgraceful.

“We need answers and without solicitors who know the French judicial system we can’t get them.”

The sisters are hoping the Corby community can come together to help them.

Jeanette said: “We have had no help from the authorities and don’t know who to turn to.”

Anyone who would like to help the family is asked to get in touch by emailing