THE primary suspect in the brutal killing and rape of a 14-year-old Grade 9 student was arrested a day before the victim was found dead naked in a grassy portion of Bgy. San Gregorio, Alaminos, Laguna last Sunday morning.
Senior Insp. Glenn Cuevas, Alaminos police chief, identified the suspect as Rolando Demafelis, neighbor of the victim and native of Mulanay,Quezon.
A witness identified Demapelis as one of the suspects who raped and brutally killed Hazelh Baraero when one of his pairs of slippers was left and found near the crime scene.
Leden Pedroso, mother of the victim, on Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. instructed his daughter to buy medicine from a store but since she failed to return, she asked help from barangay officials.
Senior Supt. Kirby John Brion Kraft, Laguna police director, said the suspect, who is facing rape with homicide charges, was detained at Alaminos municipal jail.