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Suspect in killing of Ilonggo OFW in SoKor invited for questioning

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Angeles City, Pampanga has invited the male suspect in the killing of overseas Filipino worker Angelo Claveria for questioning.

Claveria, who hailed from Cabatuan town, Iloilo province, was a victim of murder whose skeletal remains were found inside a water purifier facility in South Korea last April.

Mary Mae Claveria, the sister of the victim, said that they have received an email from Korean authorities about the progress of her slain brother’s case.

Earlier investigations of South Korean authorities revealed that Claveria was killed by a fellow Filipino co-worker who tried to hide the victim’s body by dumping the remains in a tank.

Mary Mae said that the suspect, whose identity was not disclosed by authorities, was invited by the CIDG for questioning on the same day they got the email last September 17.

She also confirmed the information with the consular office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Iloilo.

Contrary to previous reports by a local radio station, Mary Mae said that the DFA told them that the suspect was “not arrested” by the police because the court has yet to issue an arrest warrant.

She said that the suspect was just invited to give a statement and that the Philippine government is still in the process of extraditing the suspect to South Korea.

Mary Mae said that their family is hopeful that her brother will be given justice.


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