Pregnant woman kills self in QC

Posted at 01/19/2013 3:50 PM | Updated as of 01/19/2013 11:23 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A 21-year-old pregnant woman committed suicide by hanging herself in the basement of her employer’s home in Project 3, Quezon City, authorities said on Saturday.

The body of the woman, Michelle Odebilas, was found hanging via an extension wire at around 9:30 a.m.

Odebilas had been employed as a house helper for 10 days.

Investigation by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit of the Quezon City Police District showed that Odebilas exchanged text messages with her husband before the incident.

The messages revealed that the husband threatened to leave her, which allegedly led to her depression.

Police said Odebilas also sent text messages to her mother in Samar at 8:29 a.m., expressing her problems with her husband. -- Report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM