Woman missing for 4 years found dead inside septic tank in Cavite

A woman was killed and found dead inside a septic tank near their house in Dasmariñas, Cavite. The daughter, who said her mother went to Singapore, and her boyfriend were allegedly the suspects behind the crime.

In a report by John Consulta on GMA News “24 Oras” on Thursday, it appeared in the police investigation that the victim, Ma. Evelyn Sayos, 54, was hammered and stabbed in the neck. Her relatives have been searching for her for four years.

The victim’s own daughter, Jhoanna Marie Sayos, and her boyfriend, Ronald James Rubi, are suspects in the heinous crime.

According to authorities, Evelyn disappeared in 2016, and Jhoanna Marie allegedly told her siblings that their mother was upset and went to Singapore.

But in 2018, the victim was formally reported to be missing to the police.

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Dasmariñas police then ended investigating Jhoanna Marie and Rubi, who later confessed to the crime.

During the investigation, Police Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ang, Dasmariñas police chief, said that Rubi hit the victim with a hammer. When he saw that she was still alive, he asked Jhoanna Marie to get a knife to kill the victim finally.

“May hindi tapos na septic tank doon sa loob ng kanilang bakuran, nilagay niya ‘yong patay na magulang ng babae doon, umorder ng graba, semento, buhangin, hinalo niya, tinabunan niya doon. Tapos from time-to-time na umaamoy ‘yon, ang remedy na ginawa niya is dinadagdagan niya ulit ng semento,” added Ang.

(There was an unfinished septic tank there inside their yard, she put dead the dead woman there, ordered gravel, cement, sand, mixed them and covered it with concrete. Then from time to time, it smells, the remedy she made is she adds cement again.)

The two suspects allegedly stated in their sworn statement how they planned the crime.

The investigation revealed that Rubi was holding grudges against the victim.

“Sa pagkakadiskubre ng krimen na ‘to, talagang masasabi na walang krimen na matatago habang buhay. Kung anuman ‘yong bahong tinago niyo, sisingaw at sisingaw ‘yan in due time,” said Police Colonel Marlon Santos, provincial director of Cavite PPO.