Body of missing DILG exec found

Coworker confesses to slay, leads police to victim’s remains

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

Her assailant, Eric Medina, also a DILG officer of this city, led police to the body of Ayres O. Napere, a DILG officer assigned to the town of Bombon, Camarines Sur.

Medina led police to the trunk of his car where he hid the body of Napere at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, five days after an intense search for the missing female lawyer.

Napere was killed after she refused to lend money to Medina, who is addicted to online gambling, said Supt. Nilo Berdin, deputy police director of Naga City.

Medina, also a lawyer, was surrounded by policemen when he opened the trunk of his car to reveal the body of Napere hidden in two sacks.

Eye for an eye

Guia O. Alteche, elder sister of Napere, was inconsolable and demanded death, too, for Medina.

Naperes’ husband, Gerald, and Medina’s wife, Sheila, had joined the search for Napere. It was Sheila who reported the disappearance of Napere.

Sheila and Napere were friends since their law school days, according to Superintendent Berdin.

Berdin said Medina confessed to the crime at past 4 p.m. on Wednesday in front of his coworkers at the DILG, who went to the police station to offer their statements.

Medina, according to Berdin, initially denied any role in Napere’s disappearance.

PO2 Jeffrey Roz, investigator assigned to the case, said Medina fetched Napere at her office in Bombon at around 9 a.m. on March 8 to borrow money from Napere.

When Napere refused, Medina stopped the car on a road, telling Napere that the engine malfunctioned. Medina took a nylon cord from the trunk, pretending that he was pulling the car with it.

Medina returned to the driver’s seat and tied Napere with the nylon cord. A witness riding a motorcycle passed by and saw the commotion and the woman who turned out to be Napere.

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  • KarloSilverioSevilla

    “A witness riding a motorcycle passed by and saw the commotion and the woman who turned out to be Napere.” Then what did the witness do?…

    • D_BystandeR

      The news is silent about the reason why Medina had finally decided to admit killing the victim and hid her inside the trunk of his car. The motorcycle rider who passed by coincidentally at the time of the commission of the crime could probably be the “missing-link” and when he came out to tell what he had witnessed happening on the road, that led to the solution of the crime. The only problem it was not clearly shown by the author of the news to connect it with its solution.

      • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

        yan ang quality ng mga reporters natin ngayon. and to think that this is the inquirer…

      • marienkind

        If the writer was capable of writing fully intelligible articles he’d be writing for the real paper-version of Inquirer, not this backwater site maintained with half the budget of the Sunday Lifestyle oped.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

      easy lang dude, no more budget ang reporter. sabi ng editor nys, hanggang dyan lang.

  • cj do

    horrible effects of gaming addiction. lives lost. and more when this gaming industry “grows” in manila

  • AllinLawisFair

    “Sheila and Napere were friends since their law school days…”

    See what money can do.

    “The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not ask to lend money,” wrote Mark Twain.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    ANG ALAM KO SI GMA ANG MURDERER DIYAN… SABI NI PNOY

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