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Worker admits abducting, killing 6-year old neighbor in Davao

/ 09:41 AM September 24, 2018

DAVAO CITY – A construction worker held for questioning over the death last week of a six-year old girl has admitted abducting and killing his young neighbor here.

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Rico Jay Labao, 27, in an interview over RMN-DXDC radio inside his detention cell confessed to abducting and killing Christine Angel Laquinario last Monday.

Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz, Southern Mindanao police spokesperson, said Labao claimed finding the girl’s body in a wooded area in Purok 11, Kilometer 9, Matina Pangi village, several hundred meters from her house, at about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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The victim’s body was already in a state of decomposition and had straps of wire tied around her neck and feet.

Driz said the girl was last seen alive at about 4 p.m. on Sept. 17.

Labao, according to the police, was invited for questioning after he gave inconsistent statements and that pieces of wire similar to those found on the victim’s body, were recovered from his house.

During the radio interview, the man said he was drunk after downing two liters of beer with several friends when he brought the little girl to the crime scene and strangled her there.

He said he did not rape her.

An autopsy is being done on the girl’s body while charges were being readied against Labao. /cbb

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