A 19-year-old college student who was found bloody and tied to a tree was tragically raped and killed by two suspects, including a 14-year-old boy in Brgy. Abangay, Janiuay, Iloilo on Saturday night.
According to P/Captain Dadjie Delima, chief of Janiuay Police, authorities found the victim Ronalyn Brabio already naked, tied to a tree, and has a stab wound in the abdomen. The victim was a college student in a university in Iloilo, taking up BS Management and a resident of the said barangay.
Police arrested the 14-year-old boy who allegedly raped and stabbed the victim. Authorities are still searching for the crime’s mastermind, Raymart Estoque, 18 years old, and a resident of Brgy. Canawili, Janiuay.
The arrested suspect admitted that he used icepick to kill the college student. He also allegedly raped the victim after his companion Estoque first abused the girl.
The minor suspect further said that Estoque threatened to kill him if he did not comply with his orders, including killing the girl.
According to the victim’s father, Mang Rolando, his daughter informed them that she would buy something at the store at 5 pm on Saturday. But after one hour, the victim had not returned, so they searched until they were able to recover her lifeless body in a secluded area.
“Una naming natagpuan ‘yung tsinelas niya tapos yung cellphone niya nakita ng kanyang nobyo. Tinawagan, so umilaw. Tapos nakita namin ang katawan malapit doon,” said Mang Rolando.
(We first found her slippers, then the cellphone was found by her boyfriend. He called the phone, so it turned on. Then we saw her body near there.)
They were shocked when they saw the victim naked, stabbed, and was possibly tortured by the suspects.
The father said his daughter was only on vacation because it is a semestral break.