ROXAS CITY, Capiz – After nearly six years of hiding, a man who was charged with frustrated murder and rape, was arrested in Barangay Lawaan.
Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Jacklin Elauria who was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Police served the warrant issued by Judge Ignacio Alajar of the Regional Trial Court Branch 19 in Roxas City dated Jan. 24, 2013.
Elauria allegedly raped and stabbed 21 times the victim whom police only identified as certain “Ivy” on Dec. 12, 2012 in Barangay Dinginan, Roxas City.
“Nagsakay ining biktima halin sa namatyan sa tricycle ni Elauria. Pag-abot sa unhan, may gin pasakay pa gid siya nga isa ka lalaki nga amo ang ina alegar nag butang sang busal sa baba sang biktima,” Roxas City PNP spokesperson Master Sergeant Ramil Arcangeles told Panay News.
“Pag-abot sa Dinginan, gin alegar sang biktima nga siya gin himuslan kag gin buno sang matalum nga bagay,” Arcangeles added.
The suspect thought Ivy was dead when they left her around 12 midnight.
Elauria hid in Cuartero, Capiz and Barangay Camansi in Batan, Aklan after the incident.
He went home recently in Barangay Lawaan after his father suffered from a stroke.
“Nagsulod siya sa dako nga box to make it appear nga package nag-abot,” said Arcangeles.
Elauria was detained in the lockup facility of the Roxas City police station.
The court recommended a bail bond worth P200,000 for his temporary liberty./PN