Anria Galang Espiritu News: Rape-Slay Suspects Arrested

News about Anria Galang Espiritu, the 26-year-old model who was killed in Bulacan, made headlines again following arrest of three suspects.

Anria Galang Espiritu

Supt. Ophelio Dakila Concina, chief of police in Calumpit town, told media that two suspects identified as Melvin Ulam and Ramil Diarca have been nabbed.

The third one was identified as Elmer Joson, a jeepney driver, who on Monday went to Espiritu's wake with his wife.

Joson admitted that Espiritu was his passenger the night before she was found dead on Thursday. Suspicion of the driver's involvement in the crime grew after members of the victim's family noticed scratches and wounds on his body.

When the couple came back at 3pm, Joson was arrested and was made to take his shirt off. Upon interrogation, he claimed to have sustained the claw marks and cuts during a quarrel with his wife earlier that day.

Supt. Concina noted in an interview that the suspect's scratches on the neck were still fresh while the wounds on his body were already partially healed.

Police impounded Joson's jeepney pending investigation on the rape-slay of Anria Galang Espiritu, who left home for a night out but never came back.

Her lifeless body was found floating in a rice field in Barangay Sapang Bayan on August 14. She sustained multiple stab wounds in the neck area, according to probers.

Authorities have launched an intensive manhunt for a fourth suspect.

The death of Anria Galang Espiritu sparked outrage on social media. Following her untimely passing, netizens expressed condolences to the family and cried justice on Facebook.