Sister of slain teen in Rizal files murder rap vs teen’s girlfriend, 7 others
MANILA, Philippines — The sister of teenager Ronald John Delgado, who was found lifeless along a road in Rodriguez, Rizal, has filed a murder complaint against the teen’s girlfriend and her relatives, the police said on Friday.
Based on the document obtained by INQUIRER.net, the victim’s sister, Rachel Ann Camangian, filed the case against the victim’s 16-year-old girlfriend and seven others.
Mariesol Tactaquin, chief of Rizal PPO’s public information office, said the complaint was filed at the Rizal Provincial Prosecutor’s Office last November 15.
“Referred to the prosecutor’s office is a murder case that was filed against the suspect,” Tactaquin said in a Viber message.
How it happened
According to Rizal police report, barangay tanod Elmer Mikin Pecson found Delgado’s body along Macabud Road in Sitio Calumpit, Barangay Macabud last October 30.
The victim’s body was positively identified by his other sister, Rochell Anne Camangian. It was turned over to Valencia Funeral Service and underwent autopsy to determine the cause of his death.
Citing Rochell, police said Delgado left home on October 29 evening to meet a classmate. The next day, Rochell received a “suspicious” text message from the victim saying not to look for him anymore because he ran away with his girlfriend.
A classmate of the girlfriend told the police that the suspect’s family opposed the relationship between the two, citing religion as the main reason.
Police said the witness also revealed that the girlfriend also texted her asking for help, saying that her brothers threatened to hurt Delgado after they learned about the secret relationship.
On the same day, Delgado’s body was found. Another witness saw the suspect’s family leave their apartment in a rush with their belongings.
Last October 31, the police said two of the suspects contacted their unit’s landlord and asked her to delete the CCTV footage within the compound.
Police said the suspects remain at large, and investigators are conducting a follow-up operation to track them down and look for evidence that would directly link the family to Delgado’s death.