Was murdered girl in Toledo raped? Cops to find out on Aug. 29

Toledo police say autopsy results of girl found naked, dead in ravine to be released on Tuesday

By: Niña Mae C. Oliverio - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | August 27,2023 - 02:42 PM

murdered girl in Toledo

A police officer checks the body of a 17-year-old girl found in a grassy area in Barangay Bunga in Toledo City on Friday, August 25, 2023. | CDN Digital File photo 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police in Toledo City are waiting for the results of the autopsy that was conducted to determine if 17-year-old Sharmaine Flores was raped on the day she was killed on August 25, 2023.

Police Staff Sergeant Richard Oberez, investigator of the Lutopan Police Station in Toledo who is handling Flores’s case, told CDN Digital on Sunday, August 27, that the official results would be available on Tuesday, August 29, because it would be a holiday on Monday, August 28.

READ: Toledo police chief: We are convinced we got the suspect in killing of 17-year-old girl

Autopsy results out on Tuesday morning

Oberez said that they would get autopsy results of the murdered girl from the crime lab of the Regional Forensic Unit on Tuesday morning.

It can be recalled that Flores’ undergarment on her lower body was pulled down to her knees when her body was found indicating she was possibly raped.

Moreover, Oberez said that they were convinced that the suspect was Jonathan “Atan” Sugabo, 29, a resident of Barangay Bunga, Toledo City.

READ: 17 year-old girl found half naked, dead in Toledo City, Cebu

T-shirt pointed to suspect

Sugabo was arrested on Friday afternoon, August 25, after he was tagged as the suspect in the murdered girl’s case.

He said that during their investigation, they recovered a T-shirt worn by Sugabo on the day of the incident which gave them the lead that Sugabo was indeed the suspect.

READ: Mother of 17-year-old girl, who was found dead in Toledo City, cries for justice

“Na recover namo ang T-shirt nga maoy gisul-ob sa suspect sa time nga nakit-an siya didto sa ravine bitaw sa nabutangan sa biktima. Ni-emerge siya (suspect). Maoy pagsaka nya naigo siya sa suga sa motor (sa eyewitness),” he said.

(We recovered the T-shirt that the suspect wore at the time that he was seen there at the ravine where the victim was found. He (the suspect) emerged (from the area). He came (from the ravine) when he was hit by the lights of the motorcycle (of the eyewitness) passing by the area.)

Murder case to be filed

Oberez said that they recovered the T-shirt from the house of the suspect.

Meanwhile, a murder case will be filed against the suspect on Tuesday, August 29, since it is a holiday on Monday, August 28. 


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