Body of missing DILG officer found in Naga with assailant’s help



NAGA CITY — The search for the officer of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) who has been reported missing since March 8 ended Wednesday night with the discovery of her body decomposing inside a car’s trunk parked outside of a hotel here.

The body of Ayres O. Napere, who was assigned in the town of Bombon, Camarines Sur, was found by police with the help of her assailant, Dennis Eric Medina, also a DILG officer of Naga City.

Medina, in his 30s, pointed to police operatives the closed trunk where he hid the body of Napere, at around 9 p.m. Wednesday, five days after a search was launched for the missing lawyer.

The motive was money, said Superintendent Nilo Berdin, deputy police director of Naga City.

Napare’s refusal to lend a huge amount of cash to her allegedly online gambling-addicted friend and colleague, led to the murder said Berdin.

Medina, also a lawyer, was surrounded by policemen when he opened the car trunk of his car and showed the body of Napere placed in the sack.

He immediately covered his nose and mouth as the stench of death whiffed through the crowd beyond the police line.

Guia O. Alteche, elder sister of Napere, was inconsolable and only called Medina an animal and wished death on him.

Alteche said her sister was unfortunate to have had a friend like Medina who she claimed had stolen at least P100,000 from her sister’s bank account since she went missing Friday afternoon last week.

Asked how Medina got hold of the pin numbers on the ATM cards, Alteche said he could have forced Napere to reveal the passwords before killing her.

She said she had been telling her companions during the search to keep an eye on the hotel where Medina frequented to play online games.

It was in the parking lot of the same hotel where her sister’s remains were found.

Together with her kin and Ayres’ husband, Gerald, they had been searching for her sister around the city accompanied by Medina’s wife, Sheila.

It was Sheila, also a lawyer, who reported to the police Friday afternoon that Napere was missing.

Sheila, the DILG officer assigned in Cabusao, Camarines Sur, was a friend of Ayres in college at the Aquinas University in Legazpi City where they were law students, Berdin said.

He said Medina and wife Sheila and Napere were on the same batch at the DILG who were assigned in the same year as officers.

Berdin said Medina confessed to his crime at past 4 p.m. of Wednesday in front of his co-workers in the DILG who went to the police station to give their statements.

Berdin said Medina initially denied he had knowledge of Napere’s disappearance but later confessed with corroborated statements from his colleagues that he was the last person seen together with the victim.

He said police started to crack the case with two witnesses in Bombon town who saw Medina
fetch Napere from her office at on March 8.

Berdin said the first witness saw the car shaking but drove away when it stopped. Another witness riding a motorcycle stopped because he faintly heard a woman asking for help.

He said Medina, who was on the driver’s seat, greeted him and fleetingly saw a woman lying at the back seat.

Berdin said Medina later confessed he strangled Napere with a nylon chord inside his car parked along Almeda Highway, a diversion road cutting through a private subdivision here from the national highway.

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  • Karabkatab

    Yo de cabra na abogado na medina.  Adik na sa juego adik pa gayud sa shabu.. DILG, ano na?

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    This murder is as horrible as the murder of the English language.  

    It looks like the PNP has solved the first one. The PDI should investigate the other one.

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    • PapatowtyHantam

      u mad?

      true. i have read better essay ….from a high school paper.

      i thought i was reading a live blog.

  • Brownfly

    It is high time that the DILG and other government offices should conduct a drug test on all their employees to find out if their mental faculties are still okay. Otherwise, they don’t have a place to hold public office.

  • ramnol81

    Now this is a Good Reporting! Kudos Juan Eskandor…may your tribe grows

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    drug and psychological test for all government employees.

    president bano. bise president malign. dilg self centered na inuna pa sarili kaysa mga refugee. chief justice eh inappoint ng diyos, senate president sinungaling, speaker pareho ng senate prez. mga pnp… agaw pera kapwa patayan. nbi di lumalayo. so… tama ba? masama ang mga tao sa gobyerno?

    • Serom

       Wrong.  Generally, lahat ng tao masama.  Bago pumasok sa gobyerno, taga labas gobyerno naman yan eh.  Nasa kultura na yan ng tao bago pa siya pumasok sa governo.  Nasa kultura ng pamilya, pagpapalaki ng magulang.  isa pa malaki problema ang justice system natin.  nabibili naman kasi yan at di napaparusahan mga nagkasala.

      • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

        tama ka din. nasabi ko na rin yan mula sa isang column. mula barangay tanod hanggang president.

  • Allan

    Perhaps all gov’t  officials and employess should undergo a drug test to assess their sanity- appointive and elected and career service offcials and employees.

  • i_am_filipino


    • Michael Racal

      Wag mo lahatin mga Taga dilg dito samin mas Marami pa rin matitino ang nandto…

    • buyok

      ang OA mo naman sir. ..  irresponsible post!

    • newsboy70

      ganyan ang demokrasya ser. sumusweldo naman sila, meron silang right kung saan nila gusto waldasin. yung pagpatay ang mali and it has nothing to do with gambling.

  • PapatowtyHantam

    drug research now used lawyers instead of rats for testing for 3 main reasons. one, there are now more lawyers than rats. two, one does not get emotionally attached to lawyers during the experiment and three, there are some things even rats wont do. 

  • RyanE

    Good, at least the body was found. Condolences to the victim’s family.

    It’s quite incredible how vices could lead to such criminal acts. Graft and corruption is the first stage followed by murder. Government agencies should conduct house cleaning and boot out would-be criminals within their ranks.

  • buyok

    Di naman yan lawyer si Killer. . . kupal unang tingin mo pa lang sa kanya, mahahalata mong nasa loob ang kulo!

  • batangpaslit

    kapuwa ka trabaho sa office ang pumatay? kasabwat pa ang asawa?
    anong klaseng mag-asawa ito?

    at bakit malalaki ang pera nila sa DILG? savings from their salary?

    • buyok

      kasabwat ba? pakibasa uli ng report. . . 

  • WeAry_Bat

    We don’t have to wait for more.  A gambling resort will start up in a few days and a few more over the next few years, on the same area near Manila Bay. 

    It’s not the high rollers I am wary of, but the small-time people who are just hooked into gambling.  If they only knew the statistics, the house always wins in the long run.

    Being murder, the suspect was denied bail.  Evading a gun grab opportunity, the suspect was later found hanging in his jail cell, apparently a suicide.

    • newsboy70

      tama yan. blame others for your own fuckups.

      • WeAry_Bat

         Please upgrade your reading comprehension to Grade 6.

  • batangpaslit

    diba the late Sec Robredo taga Bicol din? ang bodyguard niang buhay, taga Bicol din ba?

    • rambe66

      then, what….?

  • japokjackpot

    an illicit affair called “killing me softly”. infidelity bites… a lawyer-gambler-killer, a government employee… nothing new, law enforcers are law violators! “no one is above the law” but the government thinks otherwise.

    • buyok

      me illicit affair ba? wala naman ata. . .

  • Michael Racal

    I’ve searched the law list the suspect is not a lawyer he is not in the law list of the Supreme Court… Kindly please correct the news…

    • buyok

      kahit na yung biktima and yung aswa ng killer di naman po sila lawyer. .

      • Michael Racal

        Yup correct… Appeal k nmn sana ayusin ang report…

  • vince_bugaboo

    usually, we are not nitpickers, writer-kuno, pero dalawa na ang pumuna sa mga inconsistencies ng report mo. ayusin mo ang trabaho mo. matuto kang mahiya, ok?

  • vince_bugaboo

    baon siguro sa utang si Medina dahil sa sugal.

  • Karen Raagas

    Nunateh. Verify ur facts. None of them were lawyers

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