A Guindulman native who is wanted for sex abuse against a 12-year-old girl confessed to killing the alleged victim’s sister, his live-in partner, after his arrest in Butuan City, police said.
Tirso Cachapero, 47, was arrested for four counts of child sex abuse on June 13, and during a custodial debriefing with Butuan City police, he told investigators that he killed and buried his live-in partner on June 15, 2017.
Guindulman police investigator PO1 Expedito Hinampas identified the fatality as Janeth Laudicos.
According to Hinampas, Cachapero killed Laudicos in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental for filing the child sex abuse case against him and buried her body some 60 meters away from their house in Cabuyoan of said city.
Gingoog police operatives joined by Sr. Insp. Erano Regidor, Guindulman police chief, then verified Cachapero’s confession and found Laudicos’ skeletal remains in the area near the residence as pinpointed by the suspect, said Hinampas.
In 2016, the Regional Trial Court Branch 50 in Loay issued an arrest warrant against Cachapero for four counts of violation of Republic Act (RA) No. 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act of 1992.
Both Cachapero and Laudicos lived in Guindulman before the alleged sex abuse against her sister.
Cachapero allegedly committed the crime in Guinduman but he fled Bohol after Laudicos filed the case against him and the arrest warrant was issued.
Hinampas said that Cachapero later asked Laudicos to follow him in Gingoog where he killed her by strangulation for filing the case.
According to authorities, Cachapero will be charged with murder pending an autopsy examination conducted on the recovered skeletal remains.
The Guindulman police had earlier suspected that Cachapero may have killed Laudicos when she was no longer seen in the town but there was not enough evidence to prove the allegation.
“This office received unverified information for alleged killing of the suspect to his live in partner, but no pieces of evidence can prove of the said allegation that prompted this office to exert extra effort in locating and arresting the suspect and to give justice to bereaved family left by the victim,” said Regidor. (rt)