Crime Lab: Lapu teen’s body is missing some internal organs

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram March 13,2019 - 10:50 AM

A biker passes by the site where the body of 16-year-old Christine Lee Silawan was found on Monday morning, March 11, 2019. CDN Digital photo | Tonee Despojo

Cebu City, Philippines — Christine Lee Silawan died due to multiple stab wounds but investigators are still baffled as to how the heinous crime was committed. 

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In a recent development, experts found out that several internal organs of Silawan were missing. 

Superintendent Benjamin Lara, MD, director of the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory in Central Visayas, said Silawan’s tongue, trachea, and esophagus are missing. 

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“The missing parts are trachea, tongue, at yung esophagus niya,” Lara said. 

Lara also said portions of the victim’s neck that was flayed were also still missing, which included Silawan’s right ear. /bmjo

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