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Woman found dead in Northern Samar village

/ 10:38 AM May 23, 2019

CATARMAN, Northern, Samar – A 26-year-old woman was found dead in Barangay Salhag, Rosario town in Northern Samar around 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

Ellen Joy De Guia, a resident of Zone 2, Purok 6, Barangay Dalakit in Catarman, bore a wound in the head and was dumped in a drainage canal.

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Her shorts and underwear were rolled down to her knees.

Patrolwoman Richel Calixtro told the Inquirer that they were waiting for the result of the postmortem to determine if De Guia was raped.

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De Guia reportedly worked as a call center agent in Manila and went home to Catarman to vote in the May 13 elections.

The day before she was found dead, Ellen left home with some friends but did not tell her family where she was going. She had not returned home since then.

“Her parents just learned through Facebook what happened to her,” Calixtro said.

The parents then contacted the Rosario police station and confirmed that the body was their daughter’s.

An investigation was ongoing to identify the killer of De Guia, who is the mother of a 7-year-old boy.

The police learned that De Guia went to a barangay fiesta and was also seen being forced to ride in a motorcycle a few hours before she was found dead. (Editor: Leti Boniol)

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