A man who allegedly stabbed his daughter to death came out of hiding and surrendered to Valencia police after spending several days in forest areas inÂ the said town.
According to police, suspect Felipe Salvaleon yielded to authorities on Sunday at 8 p.m., four days after allegedly killing his daughter 19-year-old Clarise Gambuta with a knife used for slaughtering pigs.
Salvaleon, a farmer and a resident of Brgy. Ticom, Valencia, Bohol, went to the residence of a relative who accompanied him to the Valencia Police Station after he decided to surrender, police said.
Charges were filed against Salvaleon on Friday while police conducted a manhunt against him following Gambutaâ€™s brutal killing.
Salvaleon was tagged by witness Teresita Gamalo, the victim and suspectâ€™s neighbor, in the murder of Gambuta.
Gamalo previously narrated that Salvaleon suddenly stabbed Gambuta unprovoked while she and the victim were washing clothes.
As Gamalo ran for help, Salvaleon reportedly continued to stab the victim.
According to police, the victim sustained 17 stab wounds while her throat was cut upon due to deep penetration of the murder weapon.
Based on initial police investigation, the grisly incident was sparked by a longstanding rift between Salvaleon and Gambuta.
The two were reportedly at odds due to the suspectâ€™s drinking habit and the victimâ€™s diminished respect for her father. Â (Allen Doydora)
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