ORMOC CITY– The police in Baybay City has now identified the woman earlier found to be in a state of decomposition.
The woman, named Maribeth Escuadra, was identified through her sister, Fe Escuadra, the city police said.
To recall, the dead body of Maribeth was found in a forested area of sitio Tuy-an, Barangay Claridad in Baybay City on Jan.10.
The victim was a resident of Brgy. Daanlungsod, Bato, also in Leyte.
The police disclosed that based on the conduct of an in-depth investigation it was found out the principal suspect in the killing of the victim was her live-in partner identified as Cresencio Donayre.
The police said that last Thursday (Jan. 11), the sister of the victim went to their station and revealed that the suspect and the victim left their home at about 9:30 am on January 8. It was the last time that both the victim and the suspect were seen alive.
However, the Baybay police said that about 8 pm on Thursday, an investigator from Isabel, Leyte police office, Police Staff Sergeant Januis Anthony Machica, called to inform that the suspect committed suicide in a hinterland portion of Sitio Caimito, Brgy. Putingbato, Isabel.
The suspect admitted that he killed his live-in partner Escuadra saying he was betrayed.
It is not clear, however, why the dead body of the victim was found in Brgy. Claridad.