Mentally-ill woman raped, killed

Posted at 09/26/12 6:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A 23-year-old woman, reportedly suffering from a mental illness, has been found dead in a corn field in Barangay Villa Coloma, Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya, police said.

Police suspect that the victim was raped before she was killed.

The victim’s body was found with a piece of wood inserted in her sex organ.

Soil and dried banana leaves were also found inside the victim’s mouth, which police believe were used to prevent her from screaming for help.

Police are now hunting down a suspect, identified as Archie Flores, who allegedly wrote his name with blood on the victim’s left knee.

Prior to the incident, witnesses said Flores had been spotted drunk in the area. -- Report from Hanna Salatan, ABS-CBN News Nueva Vizcaya