The remains of the 24-year-old are being prepared to be brought home to her native Philippines this afternoon.


Jastine's parents, Danilo and Tess will accompany her body as they fly out of Dublin to Manila, later today.


The student will be laid to rest in her hometown of Aritao. 


The honorary consul for the Philippines in Ireland, Mark Congdon will accompany the family on the travel. 



The 24-year-old was abducted earlier this month.


Her body was discovered after a Garda investigation.


The Gardai have issued a new appeal for anyone travelling on the bus with Jastine.



Any passengers who took the 185c bus the evening on May 19, have been asked to get in contact with Gardaí.


Included in the statement, the Gardaí have said they are very interested in tracing a Next blue shoulder bag. 


A Bershka jacket, Nike runners, a leap card, An iPad mini, make-up, purple reading glasses with a pink tint and lip balm are believed to be the items within the bag.



Anyone with information is urged to contact Bray Garda Station on 01 666 5300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.


According to a statement,  the Valdez and Hennessy families had met each other. 


“In the midst of our grief both the Valdez and Hennessy families met on Friday morning where we exchanged sympathies with each other on the tragic circumstances that resulted in the loss of our respective love ones,” stated the families. 


Both families have requested privacy during this very difficult time.