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Justine Damond’s ashes to be brought home to Australia

Justine Damond
A memorial will be held in Minneapolis for Australian woman Justine Damond, who was shot by a US police officer, before her ashes are taken back to Australia. Photo: Instagram
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Justine Damond’s final resting place will be Australia.

A memorial will be held in Minneapolis next month and Ms Damond’s ashes will then be taken back to Australia with the full blessing of her American fiance, Don Damond. 

The agreement was reportedly struck between Mr Damond and her father John Ruszczyk, News Limited reported.

Ms Damond, 40, moved from Sydney to be with Mr Damond and the couple planned to marry next month in Hawaii, but in an horrifying incident that made headlines around the world she was shot by a Minneapolis police officer last week.

The life coach called 911 fearing a woman was being raped near her home and when she approached a responding police vehicle Officer Mohamed Noor, who had just two years’ experience in the force, shot the Australian fatally in the stomach.

It is the latest police shooting in Minnesota.

An investigation by a unit independent of the Minneapolis Police Department is underway that could lead to Officer Noor being charged.

Officer Noor on Tuesday successfully shut down an unauthorised GoFundMe page promoted as attempting to raise $US64,000 for him.

Officer Mohamed Noor’s lawyer Tom Plunkett said his client was not the recipient of the funds raised.

Early on Tuesday just $US185 had been donated, but soon after it was closed.

“Officer Noor has asked that the page be taken down and any money raised be returned to the donors,” Mr Plunkett told AAP.

“He did not authorise this, he did not provide the photograph which appears in the fundraiser and he is not the recipient of the funds.”

The lawyer said two similar pages have already been removed.