(UPDATE) Family and friends are seeking justice for Kristelle "Kae" Davantes, an advertising executive reportedly abducted in Bonifacio Global City Taguig and later found dead in Cavite.
On social networking site Facebook, the page "Justice for KAE" has been created by the victim's family and friends. "Families and friends, let's all unite. We will not stop until we find justice. #justiceforkae," according to the page.
"To those asking for additional details, we will inform you at the right time. We'd appreciate that you give us time to grieve on this tragic moment that has come to our family," a post in the page added. Police have yet to report the motive.
Davantes, described by her co-worker Budjette Tan as "hard-working and passionate," was last seen driving out of the parking area, after a night-out in Bonifacio Global City.
"One of my last meetings with her was about an upcoming pitch. She said she wanted to personally handle the project because she was determined to win it. Despite all the OT we do and all the weekly workload that leave us with little personal time, she was still excited to work on a new project and win a new account," Tan said in his Facebook post.
Davantes, who was working as a senior account manager at the advertising agency, McCann World Group Philippines' MRM, was last seen Friday night and "Kae," as she was fondly called by friends, never got home.
According to an ABS-CBN report, Davantes' body was found on the Tibagan Bridge in Barangay Sabutan in Silang, Cavite at around 6am last Saturday. Her mouth was covered with a handkerchief while her hands were tied using a car seatbelt. Her neck also bore several wounds. A knife and a piece of wire were also found near Davantes' dead body, leading Cavite Police to suspect that she may have been strangled.
According to the advertising publication, Adobo Magazine, Davantes' car with plate number PIM 966 is still missing.The family meanwhile posted a poem dedicated for Kae, part of which read:
"My heart aches for you my love
You've been snatched away so cruel
I look for answers from above
So senseless and so obscure
Your precious life so fleeting
How do we say goodbye?
Our hearts ache for you leaving.
We will cry till our tears run dry.
We can't help but ask why.
Please God help us understand.
Don't let justice pass us by.
We swear we will take a stand.
We give each other comfort.
And peace you will soon find.
No choice but to let you go forth
Fly with angels now dearest fly
As you close your eyes to sleep forever.
We'll hold on to all our memories
In heaven you don't have to suffer
Rest well our dearest, kae, you're free."
Meanwhile, here are what netizens say:
Bring back DEATH PENALTY!!! #JusticeforKae— Roxannae Belardo (@roxannaearce) September 9, 2013
#justiceforkae To those who did it to Kae,may your conscience bother you for the rest of your lives. Hell is eagerly awaiting for you.— Barry Barrientos™ (@babblingbarry) September 9, 2013
Let's hope that the people going on territorial dispute over BGC are at least aware of its security situation. #JusticeForKae— Chuckie C. Chavez (@planetchuckie) September 9, 2013
#JusticeforKae help find whoever did this to her n put them behind bars. Car metallic bronze plate#PIM 966 report to authorities if found— jeanie (@jeannybaby) September 8, 2013