CAMARINES SUR -- A 15-year-old girl was found dead in a grassy vacant lot in Barangay Impig, Sipocot, Camarines Sur Saturday night.
The victim was identified as Jean Ivy Orea. Based on investigation, she was asked by her mother to buy some soy sauce and onions past 6 p.m.
However, her mother started looking for her after she failed to return after two hours.
Authorities immediately arrested the suspect, Reden Perez, who lived just near the victim's house.
Blood stains were found on the wall and drainage of Perez' house. There were also three knives found in the kitchen. The onion and soy sauce Orea bought were also found outside his house.
Perez, however, denied the allegations. Claiming that he has trouble hearing, he said he was not aware of whatever was happening in his kitchen.
Investigators found wounds on his knees and arm, believed to have been inflicted by the victim.
He will be facing a charge of rape with murder.
-- report from Rizza Mostar, ABS-CBN News Bicol