A WOMAN was found dead with her head nearly severed in San Fernando, Cebu yesterday morning.

Police are looking for her live-in partner, who is believed to be responsible for stabbing her inside their house in Barangay Panadtaran.

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At 9:40 a.m., police received a call from Barangay Councilor Edward Natividad, who reported that a woman was found dead inside her house.

A team led by Senior Insp. Jaime Santillan went to the area some three kilometers away.

They found a bio-date sheet inside the house, which identifies the woman as 26-year-old Maricel Arufo.

The bio-data sheet also states that she once worked for a bakeshop and that she hailed from Sitio Tugbungan, Garcia Hernandez, Bohol.

Police who responded to the scene found her bloodied and her neck slashed.

A kitchen knife with a bent blade was found on the floor.

PO3 Marjukin Misuari of the San Fernando Police Station said they are looking for a man identified as Benjie, her live-in partner.

He is reportedly a member of the Guardians brotherhood.

Residents don’t know his last name since the couple has not lived in the area for long.

A photo police recovered inside the house also showed the couple with a child, which led Misuari to believe the child is theirs.

Based on reports from neighbors, the couple argued a lot.

Although Benjie remains at large, Misuari said there have been surrender feelers sent to Councilor Natividad.

Arufo’s remains were taken to the St. Anne Funeral Parlor.