Bogo police identify persons who may have involvement in student’s killing

THE Bogo City Police Station has already obtained pieces of evidence that could shed light on the killing of a 15-year-old female student in Bogo City in northern Cebu.

Victim Jeanelle Maekylla Royos’ naked body was found in the bushes in Purok Magenta, Barangay Gairan in Bogo around 3 p.m. Sunday,

Nov. 13, 2022.

Royos had stab wounds in her legs and arms, as well as in both sides of her neck.

Royos was reported missing by her family on Saturday, Nov. 12, after she failed to come home from a birthday party in the neighboring town of Medellin. The birthday party was held Friday night, Nov. 11.

Lt. Col. Florendo Fajardo, chief of the Bogo City Police Station, said they have summoned two persons of interest—a man and a woman who may have knowledge of Royos’ death.

The police have also obtained pieces of evidence that they can use in filing a case.

Fajardo said they took a pillow with blood on it from one of the persons of interest, and this will be submitted to the Regional Forensic Unit 7 of the Philippine National Police for a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) examination.

The second person of interest turned out to be making alibis when asked where she was when Royos went missing.

But when her cell phone was checked, it was found out that she was chatting with the victim late at night.

Fajardo, however, has not divulged yet the motive for the crime pending their ongoing investigation, but he said the victim and the persons of interest were neighbors. (AYB / TPT)