CYBER-CRIME PROBE DEBUNKS CLAIM ARRESTED MINOR NOT A SUSPECT IN CHRISTINE LEE SILAWAN’S MURDER
Authorities of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) were able to gather more evidences that would point to the arrested minor as the principal culprit in the gruesome murder of 16 year old Christine Lee Silawan.
This was revealed today by NBI-7 director Tomas Enrile in response to the mother of the arrested minor who stressed in her statement that her son has nothing to do with Silawan’s death.
Enrile said their cyber crime investigation was able to secure additional evidences from the cellphones and facebook accounts of both the deceased and the 17 year old suspect now in NBI-7’s custody, Enrile said, hoping these evidences will change the mind of those who still doubt authorities’ official statement that the minor they had earlier arrested in Lapu-Lapu City is one of the three suspects in the crime.
There had been some allegations aired over radio stations and printed local newspapers that the arrested minor “may be just a fall guy” and not in any way involved in the “crime of passion.”
“If indeed the 17 years old suspect has no involvement in the crime, why did he delete the facebook messages he had sent to Christine Lee,” Director Enrile asked.
The local NBI will seek the help of Facebook for the retrieval of the messages of the suspect to augment their contention and evidences gathered against the arrested minor.
Meanwhile, forensic experts from NBI Manila visited the wake of Christine Lee Silawan at sitio So-ong, barangay Mactan today to gather DNA samples from the parents of Silawan.
These samples, Enrile said, will be the basis if the blood found in the cap and clothes
will support evidences in their possession.
Local authorities got hold of cap, shirt and pants of the arrested minor suspect when they searched the house of the suspect in Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City using a warrant over the weekend.#