Another rape-slay victim identified as Melissa Maravilla Magracia has been added in the list of heinous crimes in Cavite on Saturday morning.
The photo of the butchered 17-year-old high school girl caused an outrage on social media. Thousands of netizens became emotional on the brutal death of Melissa Magracia, a student of AMA Computer School in Dasmariñas City.
A report of Manila Bulletin and GMA news revealed some important details regarding the death of Melissa in the hands of a criminal who is also a resident in Cavite.
The mother of Melissa narrated some facts to the local journalists on Monday. She mentioned that her daughter left home on December 6, 2016 to meet a man who allegedly promised to help Melissa in her modeling career.
The family of Melissa Magracia was confident that nothing bad will happen to her so they allowed her to meet the man. The mother of the victim also told the reporters that Melissa and the guy became chat buddies on Facebook since November 2016.
Due to the acquaintance on social media, the relatives of Melissa remain positive and hopeful that she will have a break in her modeling plans.
Alarmed:Sudden Change of Thoughts
The elder Magracia started to worry when Melissa stopped to communicate to them her whereabouts. She also failed to return home for days. This prompted the mother of the victim to repeatedly check the Facebook account of her daughter but the profile was already deactivated.
Feeling alarmed on the situation, they immediately reported the case to the Cavite police.
After a week of failed attempts in finding the location of Melissa, a horrific incident was relayed to the authorities. A farmer in a remote village in Cavite found a dead girl in a river.
The body was already in the decomposing state when it was recovered by the crime investigators. Upon careful medical analysis and assessment done by the Scene of the Crime Operatives(SOCO), it was concluded that Melissa was positively raped before she was murdered by the suspect.
Aside from the sexual assault, it was found that Melissa died due to multiple stab wounds all over her body which could have either caused internal hemorrhage or bleeding.
The 31-year-old primary suspect identified as Elrich Mojica Vidallo was arrested in a follow up operation conducted by the police in Barangay Harasan, Indang, Cavite.
In an interview, the mother of Melissa confirmed that the suspect was one of their previous neighbors. This statement was also supported by the godmothers of the rape-slay victim.
Meanwhile, furious netizens shared their unsolicited views on social media. Majority of them want the Commission on Human Rights to voluntarily offer their services to the family of Melissa Maravilla Magracia.