BAGUIO CITY -- After almost three years in hiding, the housemaid who allegedly killed the teenage daughter of her employer here in 2016 was finally arrested by authorities in Pangasinan province.
A belated report reaching the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Friday said Marites Judan, the primary suspect in the killing of 15-year-old Allery Wagayen at their house in Barangay Pinsao proper back in May 2016, was nabbed by operatives of the Police Regional Office - Cordillera, the Alaminos City police and the Baguio City police tracker team on Dampay St., Poblacion, Alaminos, Pangasinan on Wednesday
Police personnel, armed with an arrest warrant, apprehended the suspect, along with her partner Manuel Carbonel Balangatan, who is also Judan’s “partner in crime” in robbing the houses of the family that takes in the housemaid.
Wagayen, who bore 13 stab wounds on her body, was found inside the comfort room of their house.
Based on police records, two relatives of the victim found her body, after giving Judan a ride to the market when they saw her at the parking area of the victim's residence.
However, the relatives said that even before reaching the market, Judan got off the vehicle and walked toward her destination.
“Judan goes by many aliases and has perfected the modus of posing as a house helper and eventually robbing and harming the unsuspecting family,” said Supt. Allan Docyogen, Baguio police chief of intelligence.
Docyogen said Judan also goes by the name “Marites Relloraza”, “Florence Macalay”, “Marites de Guzman”, “Brenda Mendoza”, and “Brenda Ducusin” to evade arrest.
He said Judan has a pending case for homicide with robbery in Baguio City, and standing warrants of arrest for crimes ranging from qualified theft to robbery in the provinces of La Union and Ilocos Sur.
Docyogen called on those who were victimized by Judan to coordinate with the police. (PNA)