Missing 7-Year-Old Girl Found Dead and Buried Inside Cave in Quezon Town
LUCENA CITY — In a heartbreaking turn of events, a 7-year-old girl who had been reported missing was found dead and buried inside a cave in Lucban, Quezon province. The authorities made this tragic discovery on Sunday.
The victim, known as Ali, was a Grade 2 student who lived in Barangay Palola. She had failed to return home on the evening of Saturday, January 13, prompting her family to report her disappearance to the police.
Early the next day, a search party led by Ali’s uncle, Jose, spotted a villager named Noel emerging from a cave in a forested area of the barangay. Noel was seen carrying a digging tool. Curiously, he left the area without being questioned by the group.
Concerned for his niece’s safety, Jose decided to investigate the cave further. To his horror, he uncovered a freshly dug spot covered in rocks, with Ali’s slippers lying beside it.
Without wasting any time, Jose immediately notified the authorities upon discovering the heartbreaking sight of his niece’s lifeless body. The police wasted no time in apprehending Noel, who is now in custody while the investigation is ongoing.
To determine the cause of Ali’s death, her body will undergo a post-mortem examination and autopsy.
This shocking incident has left the community in deep grief and mourning. The loss of such a young life has undoubtedly shaken the residents of Lucban, Quezon province.
The authorities are working tirelessly to gather all the necessary evidence and information surrounding this tragic event. They are committed to ensuring that justice is served for Ali and her grieving family.
As the investigation continues, the community has come together to support Ali’s family during this difficult time. The loss of a child is a tragedy that no family should have to endure, and the community is offering their condolences and assistance in any way they can.
The town of Lucban, Quezon province, known for its vibrant culture and festivities, is now united in grief as they mourn the loss of a young and innocent life. The incident has served as a sobering reminder of the need for vigilance and ensuring the safety of children in the community.
The authorities are urging anyone with relevant information about the incident to come forward and assist in the investigation.