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Suspect in rape-slay case of a 15-year-old biker, arrested

August 19, 2022 - Friday 4:08 PM by Joy Crisostomo

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The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has arrested the suspect behind the rape and murder of a 15-year-old biker in Bulacan.

"CIDG Camarines Sur PFU took the lead in the joint operation together with San Jose Del Monte Bulacan CPS, Bustos MPS, PIU Bulacan, 501st MC RMFB5, RIU5-PIT2 Camarines Sur, NAVforSOL, PIU CamSur-PPO, CAMSUR PHPT, and Pamplona MPS," CIDG statement.

The suspect was identified as Gaspar Maneja Jr. alias Jose Francisco Santos.

According to the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, the suspect was caught in Pamplona, ??Camarines Sur, on Thursday afternoon.

Maneja has three outstanding warrants of arrest.

This includes the case of rape, and violation of the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act.

"He is currently under the temporary custody of CIDG Camarines Sur, who will also be facing criminal complaints of Rape with Homicide and Using Fictitious Name and Concealing True Name filed before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor in Malolos City, Bulacan on August 17, 2022, with docket NPS No III-04-INV-22H-04136 to 04137," the CIDG said.

Princess Dumantay was found dead in Bustos, Bulacan, after she was reported missing on August 9.

She has bruises and cigarette burns on the body.

The forensic autopsy also revealed that the victim was raped.