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Rape-slay of 7-year-old girl in GenSan ‘cleared and solved’ – police

The 74-year old man who allegedly committed suicide after being implicated in the rape-slay of a 7-year-old girl in Barangay Conel in General Santos City last March, was considered the primary suspect of the case, the General Santos City Police Office told city council on Tuesday.

Police Major Wesley Matillano of Police Station 9 said they have already considered the case closed after the death of the suspect on March 25.

“The status of the case as of now Mam, is we considered that case as cleared and solved for the reason that our primary suspect already committed suicide,” Matillano said.

The body of the seven-year old girl victim who was reportedly missing for three days was found naked with a T-shirt tied around her neck and was already in a state of decomposition. Her body was stuffed inside a sack and dumped in the thicket on March 13.

On March 25, the 74-year old suspect was found by his neighbors hanging with a nylon looped around his neck and tied to a tree, near his house.

“Based on the result of our medico-legal and forensic unit, there was no foul play. That primary suspect really committed suicide,” Matillano said.

However, Matillano admitted that no formal complaint was filed against the suspect.

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