A Boholana was linked as one of the three suspects in the murder of a 17-year old househelp in an upscale village in Muntinlupa who was found beheaded.
The Makati police filed murder charges against Aleli Yap (alias Enriquieta Rosemarie Legaspi) of this city together with Akiko Nyron Lindon (alias Nyron Uy, Leon Marcos) and Crissamae Aniel ChaliÂ for the killing of Richelle Sagang, whose head and body were found apart in Makati and Bulacan.
Yap was Sagangâ€™s employer on her house near the corner of Caimito and Tamarind Streets in Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa, while Lindon was a makeup artist residing in Tondo, Manila, and Chali was Sagangâ€™s workmate.
The three were previously considered persons of interest as they were the last companions of the victim before she was killed, according to the police.
â€œWhen [Sagang] was brought to the Ayala Alabamg Village security office, victim already suffered violence and her bruises and contusions were covered by makeup to hide [them],â€ said the conclusion of an investigation report attached in the complaint.
â€œThe conclusion was supported by statements and witnesses and documents to prove thereof suspects conspired in the commission of murder of Richelle Sagang,â€ it added.
The murder charges were based on the complaints of Sagangâ€™s father Noel, and the result of the investigation of Special Investigation Task Force â€œSagangâ€ created by the Southern Police District, said SPD director Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario Jr.
The case was filed in Makati City Prosecutorâ€™s Office, Apolinario said.
Justice Secretary Vitalliano Aguirre ordered the Bureau of ImmigrationÂ on FridayÂ to issue a lookout bulletin against Yap, who is also facing arrest in violation of Republic Act No. 8484 before a Tagbilaran City Court.
Earlier reports said Yap, Lindon and Chali dropped Sagang in a mall outside the village after being banned in the village.
Hours before Sagangâ€™s headless body was found in Sta. Maria, Bulacan on Jan. 12, she was brought by Lindon and Chali to the security office of Ayala Alabang to notify the guards that she had been terminated by her employer for alleged theft.
A security guard of Ayala Alabang, however, said in a sworn statement that Yap insisted â€œ[Sagang] not only be banned because the maid owes her a lot.â€
Another security personnel told police that Yap and three others left the security office on board a BMW with conduction sticker PA 6999. Yap said they were going to return Sagang to her agency.
Her head was found floating on Balisacan Creek near the corner of Jervois Street and Kalayaan Avenue in Pinagkaisahan, Makati on Jan. 14.
Apolonario previously said Sagangâ€™s cause of death was a gunshot wound in her chin that exited through her head.Â (with reports from ABS CBN)