Heartbreaking! 11-year-old girl killed, but her father can not visit the funeral because of a visa refusal (photos)

Heartbreaking! 11-year-old girl killed, but her father can not visit the funeral because of a visa refusal (photos)

- A Jamaican man's daughter was brutally killed in the US

- The US embassy in Jamaica denied him a visa, citing a previous arrest

- He therefore missed his daughter's funeral

A Jamaican man has missed the funeral of his daughter, who was brutally killed in the US, after being denied a visa.

Kenroy smith was distraught to learn that his daughter Abigail, 11, was stabbed to death after her mother reported her missing on July 13.

Police found her body wrapped in a blanket on the roof of her mother's apartment complex in New Jersey. They are holding a neighbor who confessed to the murder.

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Kenroy travelled to the US embassy in Kingston on July 29 to apply for a visa along with Abigail's step sister.

However, the embassy rejected their application citing his previous arrest for drug possession and his subsequent deportation to Jamaica.

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Heartbreaking! 11-year-old girl killed, but her father can not visit the funeral because of a visa refusal (photos)

Abigail was brutally murdered by a neighbor. Photo: Facebook/Kenroy Smith

Kenroy directly appealed to US President Donald Trump to intervene, but his appeal appears to have gone unanswered.

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He still hopes to gain entry to the US to attend the suspect's trial. In an interview, he said: “I’m a loving father. I preach love. I have to see justice served. Please, I have to see where she was killed. I want to look into the killer’s face.”

Watch more in the video below.

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