Woman found dead in her room

By: Lesley Cara Delos Santos November 08,2016 - 10:33 PM

A woman found lying on her back, the left side of her face all bruised up and bloodied was suspected to have been murdered inside her own home.

The body of insurance company-employee Estella Balanay Maghanoy, 36, was found in her residence by police officials at 7 a.m. today (Nov. 8). Her severe facial trauma is believed to be the cause of death.

Cristey Bagahansol, an informant and friend of the victim, said Maghanoy wasn’t returning her call and texts early Sunday.

When Bagahansol texted Maghanoy again around noon asking for her whereabouts, Maghanoy reportedly replied that she was heading somewhere important.

But Bagahansol began to doubt if it was really Maghanoy that answered her since she addressed her as “ate” in the text.

Bothered by these incidents, Bagahansol decided to seek police assistance.

Maghanoy, a native of Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte, was temporarily residing in Salvador Extension, Labangon, Cebu.

The police went to Maghanoy’s place on Nov. 7 and saw that the place was locked and nobody was around. They decided to return the next day, Nov. 8.

Tuesday morning, the police, together with Maghanoy’s employer, landlady and caretaker found that Maghanoy’s room had been padlocked from the outside.

Maghanoy’s body was soon discovered after they removed the wall-mounted air conditioner to peep inside the room.

According to a report by PO3 Geoffry Gutual of the Cebu City Police Office Homicide Division, Maghanoy’s body which was bloated and in a state of rigor mortis had been wrapped with clothing

Police are investigating the motive of the murder.

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