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Robbery eyed as foreign school cook found lying in pool of her own blood

/ 06:27 PM January 09, 2020

ZAMBOANGA CITY—A cook at a foreign-owned school was found dead in its canteen on Thursday (Jan. 9) with multiple stab wounds and believed to be a victim of robbery.

Maj. Edwin Duco, Zamboanga City police spokesperson, said Elizabeth Castillo, 49, and resident of Guiwan village, was found lying in a pool of her own blood past 9 a.m. inside the canteen.

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Castillo worked at one of the canteens of the Filipino-Turkish Tolerance School at the village of Sinunuc some 13 kilometers from her residence.

Duco said Castillo’s body bore multiple stab wounds.

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Cpl. Thommerly Arab, police investigator, said robbery could have been the motive for the killing.

Castillo had been a long-time cook and canteen employee of the school which serves more than 500 students and employees.

Edited by TSB
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