On the request of her family since they could not believe the reports that the victim wasn’t raped, PAO forensic examiner Dr. Erwin Erfe conducted another autopsy and found latest development of the case of 16 year-old Christine Silawan, whose body was found dead in a vacant lot in Lapu Lapu City, Cebu last March 11
She was indeed raped according to Dr. Erwin Erfe, Director of the forensics lab at the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO). He also clarified that they could not determine how many times Silawan was violated, based on her genital injuries.
The signs of extensive abrasions and hematoma on her genitals, prove that Cristine was raped and that force was used since the crime could not be carried out single handedly and maybe 3 persons at least could have done the brutal killing.
Base on PNP autopsy report conducted by regional crime lab last March 12, the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office said that she might not have been raped.
NBI Regional Director Tomas Enrile clarified that they were just quoting the findings of Dr. Benjamin Lara of the PNP Regional Crime Laboratory. but were not saying that Christine was not raped.
Dr. Erfe also said that a substance believed to be sulfuric. Part of the evidence found on the crime scene.