MANILA -- A suspected Filipina homicide victim was discovered floating in a river in Sabah, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday.
In a statement, the department expressed condolences to the bereaved family of Madelyn Bernardo Asuncion, whose body was found at the Pengalan River in Melalap by a plantation worker on November 28.
Ambassador Charles Jose said authorities have informed the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia that there was enough evidence to classify the case as possible homicide.
The Embassy is waiting for the official report of the incident and the result of the autopsy from authorities.
Asuncion, who had been staying with her father in Malaysia for the past 10 years, was originally from Zamboanga City.
According to the DFA, her father assisted authorities in identifying her remains. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency