Woman found impaled on steel fence in QCBy Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—A female teacher who is believed to have jumped to her death was found impaled on a steel fence of a high school on the University of the Philippines campus before dawn Monday in Quezon City.
The victim, Charlot Fetalvero, was discovered by a bystander passing near the UP Integrated School on Katipunan Road on Monday morning.
Inspector Elmer Monsalve, homicide chief of the Quezon City Police District’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, said the 28-year-old woman was impaled on a sharp angle bar of the steel fence.
Police noted that the bar pieced Fetalvero’s body through her left armpit, making her body hang on the perimeter fence of the UPIS’ high school compound.
The victim was a native of Romblon and was a teacher in her family’s home province. She has been staying in her parents’ house in Barangay (village) Pansol recently, police learned.
Case investigator Police Officer 2 Jogene Hernandez said a bystander, identified as a certain Danny Javier, discovered the grisly sight at 5 a.m. Near the fence was a pedestrian overpass connecting to the school.
Police believe that the victim may have jumped from the pedestrian overpass.
Fetalvero’s parents, who identified her body, told police that the victim has been ill for some time now and is seeking treatment.
The female school teacher was last seen alive at 2 a.m. when she left her parents’ house on the premise that she was going to jog around the UP campus.
Police found no identification cards in the victim’s bag but discovered several medicines inside it.
Hernandez added that the parents had seen their daughter with her boyfriend the day before. With Chona Yu, Karen Boncocan
Originally posted at 10:02 am | Monday, October 31, 2011