A 23-YEAR-OLD mother was found butchered and believed sexually-molested in her home in Sta. Elena, Camarines Norte.
The Sta. Elena Municipal Police Station identified the victim as Anna Carmella Soterio, of Purok 1, Poblacion, Sta. Elena town.
Anna Carmella’s hand was chopped off and her head almost separated from her body.
Police believe she was raped before she was killed after she was found with no undergarment.
Soterio’s sister, Jasmin, discovered the tragedy at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday.
Their mother said they were about to wake up the victim to buy construction materials but no one answered their call.
The mother and the victim’s sister decided to enter the house and were shocked to see the lifeless victim.
Beside the victim was her sleeping four-year-old daughter.
During investigation, it was found out that the victim’s wallet containing P10,000 was missing.
Town police chief Maj. Kim Lawrence Arenas said the victim could have known the suspect.