Girl allegedly raped, killed by cousin

Posted at 11/07/12 3:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The dead body of a 14-year-old girl was found by her father in a rice plantation in Barangay 10, Victorias City, Negros Occidental Wednesday morning.

Authorities said the victim’s body was found about 300 meters away from her home.

She had a wound in her forehead and her shorts were pulled down.

According to the victim’s mother, Merlinda, her daughter had dinner at the home of her cousin Joshua Espartero alias “Jo-an” last night and didn’t come home.

Police, meanwhile, said Joshua’s mother reported to them that her son left late last night after informing them that he killed a relative and he has to hide.

The suspect remains at large.

The victim’s body will undergo autopsy to determine if she was raped. -- Report from Yasmin Dormido, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas