POLICE have identified a person of interest in the killing of a 24-year-old industrial engineer in Bulacan, said Bulacan Police Provincial Office Chief Colonel Charlie Cabradilla on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Cabradilla said the person of interest, whom he refused to name yet, is familiar to the victim, Princess Diane Dayor, and that he lives near the area where the latter’s body was found.

“Ayon doon sa ating pag iimbestiga, this is most likely a case of robbery and homicide,” he said in a television interview.

“Na-found na natin na meron tayong suspect and our investigators and intelligence operatives conducted follow-up last night, ‘yung nga sinasabi natin but as of this time, hindi pa ho natin nahuhuli ‘yung suspect but I could say at this point in time na meron na suspect and we already identified him,” he added.

According to Dayor’s family, she left their house in Tabang, Guiguinto for work on Saturday, July 2.

They said they received a phone call from her workmates asking if she was sick because she did not appear at their office.

Police found Dayor’s body in a grassy area near the Guiguinto-Malolos border in Bulacan on July 5.

Cabradilla said there was a mark on Dayor’s neck, an indication that she could have been strangled to death.

He said all of Dayor’s belongings were intact except for her cellphone.

Cabradilla said they are still waiting for the medico-legal examination to identify whether she was raped. (SunStar Philippines)