Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Ipswich/Lithuania: Donations flood in to help grieving widow after husband is found dead in Ipswich street

18:50 20 November 2012

Donatas Kislauskas who was found collapsed and died in Queen Street on November 3.

Donatas Kislauskas who was found collapsed and died in Queen Street on November 3.

Archant

MORE than £1,600 has been raised to help a grieving widow fly the body of her husband – found dead in an Ipswich street – back to Lithuania to lay him to rest.

Donatas Kislauskas, of Wherstead Road, was found dead in Queen Street on November 3.

Leaving their home, friends and family in Vilnius, Lithuania, Mr Kislauskas and his wife Dovile Cepliejute moved to the UK three years ago.

Tragedy struck when the 29-year-old, pictured, went out to celebrate getting his first permanent job in the area – he had been temping at various companies since moving to Ipswich.

Police investigations have revealed the father-of-one was spotted on CCTV appearing to be drunk on the Cornhill at 4am.

He was found by a member of the public in Queen Street shortly before 7am.

Today Dovile, the now single mum to two-year-old Christopher, is waiting for further test results to help reveal what caused her husband’s death.

A post mortem carried out proved inconclusive, prompting police to order further toxicology tests.

She is desperate to raise enough money to fly her husband’s body back to Lithuania and lay him to rest.

Paying tribute at the time, Dovile said: “My husband was a very good man and a wonderful father.”

Stepping in to help during her time of need, the recruitment agency StaffBank who helped find Mr Kislauskas a permanent role, has appealed to the businesses and the public for help to support the family during their difficult time.

Louise Sandham, branch manager at StaffBank said so far around £1,600 has been raised through a raffle and donations – including one from Celotex, the firm where Mr Kislauskas had just secured a job before he died.

Miss Sandham told The Star: “So many people have been so generous, Dovile is really overwhelmed by everybody coming forward to help.

“She is still finding it very difficult to come to terms with and is awaiting more post mortem results this week.”

Anyone who would like to donate to help Mr Kislauskas’s family should call StaffBank on 01473 216400.

Anyone with information which may help police should call 101.

Pay your tributes to Donatas. E-mail starletters@archant.co.uk

Related articles

0 comments

Suffolk fisherman Harry Simper

A young Suffolk fisherman has netted himself a national award.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Photo: David Tett

From half-term fun and open gardens to the Suffolk Show and air displays, there’s plenty to see and do in Suffolk during the school holidays.

John Popplewell with his 45lb stingray

A Clacton fisherman caught a “monster” stingray weighing nearly three and a half stone on an Essex beach this week – and filmed it all on his new GoPro.

Essex fire crews.

Firefighters attending a blaze in the basement of a Harwich home initially thought someone was trapped in the house.

A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO outside Heveningham Hall. Picture: Cameron Maynard/Aperto Photos.

An 18th Century Suffolk mansion has announced plans to host a gathering of rare classic cars as part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of its annual country fair.

BBC's Springwatch has arrived in Minsmere Nature reserve for the third year.
Presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan.

A new Springwatch star is likely to be born at RSPB Minsmere in the next three weeks to capture the hearts of millions of viewers in the same way that a hapless little fish did during last year’s immensely popular BBC nature showcase series.

Gina Long celebrating with the family on receiving her MBE

Three community heroes from Suffolk were honoured for their selfless work and made an MBE by Prince Charles.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24