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Suspect in Mabel’s rape-slay presented to media, 2 cohorts eyed

  • Written by Arlene Rivera
  • Published in Metro
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Police are eyeing possible cohorts of the prime suspect in the rape-slaying of bank employee Mabel
Cama, whose body was partially burned and dumped into the former Metro Manila Development Authority
(MMDA) impounding area in Pasig City on November 12.

The suspect Randy Oavenada, 37, driver of Timber Port Enterprises, was presented to the media
yesterday after he was nabbed by Pasig Police Sunday, when  his finger prints matched those lifted
from the cellphone and body of the victim, Mabel Cama, 22, and teller of Malayan Bank Makati City
Branch.
    
Cama’s body was found and burned to death few meters away from her residence at 5 Ortigas Ave.
Extension, Bgy.Rosario, Pasig City, which also served as a garage and terminal of  Mega Bus Line.
    
Oavenada was formally charged yesterday before the Pasig City Prosecutors’ Office.
    
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar Albayalde said the two
other cohorts mentioned by Oavenada were with him and drinking at the area before Cama was killed.
    
“Mayroon pang dalawang ibang suspects, may iba na naman s’yang binanggit na suspects na
kainuman. Inamin n’ya na  matagal na s’yang gumagamit, inamin n’ya na nag-iinuman sila that night;  
nabanggit niya kanina ’yung dalawa na hindi naging persons of interest sa mga naunang persons of
interest,” Albayalde said during press conference at the Pasig police headquarters.
    
The two persons which Oavenada mentioned but police refused to divulge their identities will
be invited for questioning. Oavenada denied the killings and insisted that he was only a driver.
    
Scene of the Crime Operatives-Eastern Police District (SOCO-EPD) chief Supt, Isidro Carino
said the four “persons of interest” which they earlier invited for questioning are tested negative for
illegal drugs and their finger prints did not match the victim’s.
    
However, Carino added they are now processing one unknown finger print found from the victim’s
cellphone and linoleum which the suspects used to cover the victim’s body before she was tried to
burn.
    
“Hindi naman masabi na nagahasa pero may indications that she was sexually abused because of
the contusions on her private parts; namatay s’ya because of traumatic injuries caused by blunt
object, pwede hallow blocks or any matigas na bagay,” he explained.
    
Albayalde said they are not considering the case is closed until all the suspects were
arrested and put behind bars.
    
Eastern Police District (EPD) director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula assured Reynaldo Cama, the
victim’s father, who was present yesterday for the arrest of other suspects and resolved the case as
soon as possible.
    
Meanwhile, the reward money for anyone who could give information that woulds led to the
arrest of the suspect/s was raised to P300,000 after Pasig City Mayor Robert Eusebio offered
additional P200,000 bounty.