Ashley Olsen's family say final goodbye

American's beloved dog Scout present throughout ceremony

(ANSA) - Florence, January 15 - Applause rang out across the Florence basilica where friends and family of murdered American Ashley Olsen said their final goodbyes at her funeral on Friday.
    As the 35-year-old's body was carried out in a wooden casket, many of her loved ones began clapping in celebration of the life of the young woman.
    Olsen's father Walter and mother Jennifer were in the front row of Santo Spirito basilica, while behind them sat her boyfriend, the artist Federico Fiorentini.
    It was him that found Olsen dead in her flat in Florence January 8. Many of Olsen's American friends had brought flowers, which were placed on top of the coffin. Her beloved dog Scout remained in the church throughout.
    Prosecutors say Olsen was killed by a Senegalese immigrant she met at a nightclub, after a night of cocaine-fuelled sex followed by a fight.