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Police: Man arrested in Davao not ‘prime suspect’ in teen’s slay 

/ 01:44 PM March 17, 2019
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DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The man arrested by the police in Matina, Davao City, last Friday, is not the “prime suspect” in the gruesome killing of Cebu teen Christine Silawan in Lapu-Lapu City, a police spokesperson said.

Superintendent Ma. Aurora Rayos, spokesperson of Police Regional Office 7, said Jonas Bueno was not the prime suspect in the Silawan case. 

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“He is not the prime suspect in the killing of Christine Silawan as far as our investigation is concerned,” Rayos told the Inquirer by phone Friday evening.

Authorities here  arrested the 24-year old Bueno in Guadalupe, Barangay Matina Crossing, here for the murder of a 60-year old woman in Carmen town also in Cebu earlier this year, based on the arrest warrant issued by  Judge Jerry B Dicdican of the Danao City Cebu Regional Trial Court Branch 25.

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“Bueno is a suspect in the Carmen case, if my memory serves me right. But I reiterate, he is not the prime suspect in Silawan case,” Rayos said.

Rayos said authorities in Cebu investigating the Silawan case already had a lead to the identity of the suspect. 

“The investigation is ongoing but we opt not to release details so that it would not pre-empt or hamper the investigation,. We have a lead already but we have yet to identify the suspect” Rayos said.

“Bueno is still a person of interest but he is not definitely the prime suspect in Silawan case,” she added. /cbb

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