A 15-YEAR-OLD stay-in student of the Sisters of Mary Girls Town School in Poblacion, Talisay City Cebu was found dead, hanging from a mango tree at 9:15 p.m. last Monday.

The sisters were doing a headcount of the students at 9 p.m. when they noticed that Margie Q. Boiles was missing.

They looked for her inside the campus. Several minutes later, they found Boiles’ body hanging from a mango tree with a blue nylon rope tide around her neck.

Boiles, a native of Guihulngan, Magsaysay, Negros Oriental left a suicide note.

PO3 Ferdinand Pablo, in an interview with Sun.Star Cebu, said, “Ingon siya sa letter nga sorry kaayo, Sister nga ako ni gibuhat. Bata pa ko gusto nako magpakamatay (She said in her letter, Sorry sister. I already wanted to kill myself when I was a kid).”

PO1 Othello Victor Largo, in a separate interview, said that Boiles’ parents were already dead, but she has a foster mother.

Last Sunday, Boiled reportedly told one of the sisters that she wanted to kill herself.

The sister was alarmed and told the other sisters of the school, who then talked to the girl about this.

But Boiles has refused to give her reason.

Last Monday, Boiles still attended class. But the teachers and the sisters were already bothered because she was very silent.

PO3 Pablo said that Boiles father was killed by insurgents and her mother, who was then linked to another man was later killed in a vehicular accident with her live-in partner.

The sisters said that the girl was abused as a child, Pablo said.

Kakita gyud kuno siya gi-unsa pag tagod-tagod ang lawas sa iyang amahan. Sa iya gyod kunong atubangan (She has witnessed how they killed her father in front of her)” he said.

The sisters rushed Boiles to Talisay City District Hospital, but the doctors declared her dead.

The school reported the incident to the police day after it happened.

Dugay sila ni-report. Na-blanko sad si sister kung unsa ilang buhaton (They reported it late and the sister did not know what to do),” Pablo said.

Sun.Star sought the school administration for their comment, but the mother superior refused to be interviewed. (Vaña Ferre Comendador Abella, USJ-R Mass Comm intern)