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Greek-Australian Women Dies After Mexican Plastic Surgery Procedure

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Greek-Australian Evita Nicole Sarmonikas has died after undergoing plastic surgery in Mexico.

The 29-year-old women was operated on at Mexicali's Hospital Quirurgico del Valle by Dr. Victor Ramirez. Sarmonikas flew to Mexico along with her boyfriend last month, for the fatal procedure. It has been reported by Greek-Australian news portal Neos Kosmos, that the price of returning her body back to Australia could reach more than $20,000, as she did not have any travel insurance.

The Greek-Australian women's sister Andrea posted on Facebook, "The Australian Embassy has been clear on not allowing her body to leave Mexicali, or allowing her little body to be cremated before an independent autopsy and external opinion is sought." An Australian department spokesperson stated, "We will not be providing further details owing to privacy considerations."

Sarmonikas' family described, "There have been no answers and their only offer of 'co-operation' was an urgency to return her to us in the form of ashes. The Australian Embassy has strongly advised we do not allow this to happen." Her family and friends have created a Gofundme initiative to raise funds for Sarmonikas' return to her native Australia.

(Source: Neos Kosmos)