Abducted NZ woman rescued-A A +A
Saturday, February 23, 2013
CAMP OLIVAS -- A woman from New Zealand, who as reportedly kidnapped last January 28, was rescued in Barangay Duquit, Mabalacat, Pampanga on Wednesday.
Pampanga Police Officer-In-Charge R’Win Pagkalinawan said Jessica Margaret Horton, a New Zealand national, was rescued by combined Mabalacat Police and Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) of Camp Crame in a secluded resort owned by a certain Nelson Lavado Carunungan of Sitio Pila, Barangay Duquit, Mabalacat town.
The victim sustained injuries in the different parts of the body, Pagkalinawan said.
She was taken immediately to Mabalacat District Hospital for treatment, he said.
Horton was missing since January 28. Reports said she was last seen with her boyfriend identified as Globert De Leon, 34, a seaman and resident of Barangay Dau, Mabalacat town.
De Leon and his friends Conrado de Leon Jr., and Mamer de Guzman, both of Barangay Duquit, Mabalacat town and owner of the resort Lavado were invited to the Mabalacat Police Station for investigation.
Pagkalinawan said during the course of investigation, Horton allegedly waived her right to file formal complaint against her boyfriend.
The New Zealand National was taken by AKG and will be presented to New Zealand Embassy. (Ric Sapnu)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 23, 2013.