The DNA profiles of a blood sample extracted from a motorized banca allegedly used to dump the body of Mayor Gisela Boniel and a saliva swab from her mother were a match.
This was based on the official crime laboratory report which was released by the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 yesterday.
PRO-7 director Chief Supt. Noli Talino told media that the test result indicated that Boniel has indeed been killed.
“These will all be part of our evidence. Ito ang nagpapatunay na siya [Boniel] ay pinatay,” Talino said.
The new development compounded the evidence of authorities including tetsimonies from witnesses against the crime’s primary suspect, added Talino.
Central Visayas’ highest police official also said that they are ready to answer contentions from the defense’s camp.
Gisela’s husband Board Member Nino Boniel has been tagged as the alleged mastermind behind her killing based on statements made by witnesses’ including the legislator’s cousin Riolito Boniel.
The blood-stained boat which was found moored to the shore at an island off Bien Unido was believed to have been used by Nino, Riolito and one Allan Delos Reyes Jr. to transport the mayor’s body.
Meanwhile, search for Gislea’s remains continued in waters off Lapu-Lapu City, over a month after she was allegedly shot dead mid-sea before her body was dumped in the seas on June 7. (A. Doydora)