BAGUIO CITY – A 15-year old teenager died after she was stabbed thirteen times by their newly hired housemaid inside their residence at Pinsao Proper here Tuesday morning.
Senior Superintendent George D. Daskeo, acting city director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), declined to provide the identification of the victim pursuant to existing laws, rules and regulations but identified the suspect as a certain Marites Judan (house maid), of legal age, native of Burgos La Union.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim’s brother and his companion arrived in their house after delivering water to their customers when they met the suspect in front of their house and requested them to bring her to the market to get her salary from his mother.
However, upon reaching Naguilian road, the suspect requested the duo to drop him in the area which they heeded and then decided to go back home.
Upon reaching their house, the victim’s brother Roger Montero was shocked to see the bloodied lifeless body of her younger sister inside the comfort room with multiple stab wounds on her neck.
The victim was immediately rushed to the Benguet General Hospital for medical treatment but she was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to some 13 stab wounds on the different parts of her body.
It was learned that the housemaid was just hired by the victim’s family after her mother posted in their establishment that she was in need of a housemaid.
Probers revealed that the victim’s mobile phone was missing and was believed to have been taken by the suspect when she fled the crime scene.
By Dexter A. See