Woman found dead in Laguna

Posted at 09/10/12 2:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A woman was found dead in Lumban, Laguna on Sunday night.

Initial police investigation said Sta. Cruz, Laguna resident Raquel Atupe, 22, may have also been raped since she had no trousers when her body was discovered.

The victim's skull was crushed. Her pants and other belongings were found near the area where her body was discovered.

Atupe's family said the victim was last seen on September 3 when she left for Calamba to apply for a job.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident to determine the perpetrators. – report from Ronilo Dagos, dzMM