The Korean Police Attaché confirmed that the skeletal remains found in a septic tank in South Korea were indeed a Filipino citizen
Authorities positively identified that the remains were from Michael Angelo Claveria, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who was deployed in South Korea as a factory worker through a DNA testing from a specimen from Claveria’s mother.
Claveria who hails from Iloilo City has been working in Korea since 2016 and was reported missing since last month.
Based on the initial investigation of South Korean police, Claveria’s belongings are no longer in his place and his bank accounts with 1,260,000 Korean Won (roughly around P60, 000) savings were also wiped out. They suspected that the culprits also took all of Claveria’s belongings and money after killing him.
Meanwhile, Philippine Ambassador Raul Hernandez said that the Korean police have identified the suspect responsible for Claveria’s death as his fellow Filipino who is now back in the Philippines.
In an interview with GMA News, Hernandez said that the authorities are looking at four suspects but have “zeroed in” on one.
“Initially, meron apat na suspects pero na-zero in nang pulis ‘yung isang prime suspect na Pilipino na nandiyan na sa Pilipinas,” Hernandez said.
“Hindi pa nila pinapangalanan ‘yung taong ito at wala pa rin circumstances o ibang information tungkol dito,” he added.
As for the motive for the killing, Hernandez said that the Korean police are still in the dark about it.
“Sa ngayon puro speculations pa lang ‘yung naririnig natin. Maganda hintayin natin ‘yung result ng investigation,” he said.
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Kalansay na natagpuan sa septic tank sa South Korea, kumpirmadong sa isang Pinoy. Tinutukan 'yan ni Maki Pulido.Sa mga Kapuso abroad, tumutok o mag-subscribe sa GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, at GMA News TV International para sa iba pang mga balita.
Posted by GMA News on Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Source: GMA News