Girl found dead in Cavite; 4 arrested

Posted at 01/24/14 11:21 AM

MANILA - Police have arrested four suspects in the murder of 10-year-old girl in Naic, Cavite Thursday night.

Police have yet to identify the four, saying only that two of the suspects were relatives of the victim.

Victim Cheska Katibayan Santos was found dead in a drain pipe in Naic Country Homes, Cavite Thursday.

She was last seen leaving her house around 5 a.m. Her relatives said they started looking for Santos when she failed to come home before nightfall.

Police said Santos' body was covered in blood and a rope was tied around her neck. There were signs that the victim tried to fight back, they said.

The body will undergo autopsy to determine if the victim was raped before she was killed. - report by Jerome Lantin, ABS-CBN News