CEBU CITY (Updated) -- The woman whose lifeless body was found slumped inside a green Kia Picanto vehicle in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City, early Thursday morning was identified as Agnelen E. Uy, a caregiver.

The woman's identity was confirmed by her husband, Win Uy, who appeared at the Rolling Hills Funeral Homes where the body was brought.

The husband denied involvement in the crime, but admitted that he and his wife were not in good terms for more than a year already.

"Dugay na ko wala kakita niya... Wala ko kahibawo gyud," Uy said.

He added that he went to the police station Wednesday night, around 10:25 p.m., after he received a text message saying his wife was kidnapped. The message sender also demanded for money in exchange for his wife and the car, according to reports from radio dyAB.

The victim's body was found early morning Thursday, with the vehicle (plate number YDL-514) parked along Almendras St. corner F. Cabahug St. since 7 p.m. Wednesday night, said homicide investigator SPO2 Rommel Bancog.

Bancog said a security guard of a nearby establishment was the first one to notice the body through the vehicle's window. The vehicle's door was not also locked.

Investigators found Agnelen's head wrapped with blankets while her limbs were taped to each other. A gunshot wound was also found in her nape. She was initially identified through the identification card found at the crime scene.

A purified water's bottle was also found inside the car containing gasoline.

Gregg Victor Gabison, the registered owner of the car, said in a phone interview that the car was sold to Win Uy, the husband of Agnelen.

He also posted a status on Facebook to clear his name.

Police investigation is ongoing as of this posting. (Daryl T. Jabil/Sun.Star Cebu/Sunnex)

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