Murder suspect charged

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Saturday, May 17, 2014


POLICE filed charges before the City Prosecution Office on Friday against a suspect who killed a farmer last month.

Charged with murder is Ruel Ahao, alias Wiwi, a resident of Marilog District in Davao City. The suspect, who is still at large, was charged through regular filing.

The victim was identified as Esterlita Tumanding Salay-ao, alias Eti, 46, of Barangay Suawan in Marilog District.

Police said the suspect was charged after it was learned that the victim was murdered by Ahao.

Initial investigation conducted by PO3 Zosimo Paroco of the Marilog Police Station showed that the incident happened on April 22 while she is on her way home.

According to the witnesses, the victim was believed to be intoxicated while walking on her way home around 8 p.m. They said they did not expect that the victim will be found dead the following day.

The victim's body was found by a certain Gabriel Linao around 5:30 a.m. on April 23 at Sitio Unapan in Barangay Suawan.

The police has yet to determine the motive behind the killing. Police said they are still conducting investigation to locate and arrest the suspect.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 18, 2014.

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