To many people this behavior would seem insane. But I have seen it before.
The upscale family whose son or daughter ends up mugged and dead visiting a trendy inner city nightspot pours money into a local community center. The family who lose a child to terrorism who engage in "dialogue" with the terrorists. Human behavior can be very odd sometimes. And a self-destructive course is hard to shift.
A young girl died and rather than contemplate the reasons why, her family would like more young girls to be raped and murdered. It's sick. It's tragic. And yet all too human in a twisted sort of way.
The family of an EU official's teenage daughter who was allegedly raped and murdered by an Afghan migrant in Germany has asked for well-wishers to donate money to a refugee charity.
Medical student Maria Ladenburger, who had also taken time out to help asylum seekers as a volunteer, was found dead in a river in the south-western German university city of Freiburg in October.
The first picture has since emerged of Hussein K., the 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker who was arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder after a hair matching the alleged perpetrator was found at the crime scene.
As the 19-year-old student's family tries to come to terms with their loss, they have asked for donations to be made to an organisation that aids refugees
And not just any charity...
As well as a project of the Catholic Church in Bangladesh they point at a student initiative in Freiburg. The organisation, called 'weitblick' ('wide view'), writes on their website that they support refugees and asylum seekers with family sponsorships.
They make regular excursions and activities with asylum seekers and also look after a small multilingual library on site. The organisation also gives courses to pupils to educate them about the issues of refugees and migration.
It's hard to think of a better way to put more girls like Maria at risk.
Detectives on the 60 strong murder squad are still probing the possibility that he knew Maria through her work with refugees.
Few people who commit evil acts think that they are doing evil. Maria's family certainly doesn't.