A lifeless body of a 19-year old CHMSC student Melcah Melgar was found in Purok Tinago Sambag, Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City last Oct. 19, 2016.
Her body was found along Hacienda road, hidden in the sugar cane plantation located just five hundred meters from their house. According to a witness who last seen Melgar, the heinous crime could have been committed by a suspect riding a single Honda XRM motorcycle wearing a black shirt.
Several people passed by the crime scene, including the victim’s neighbors from sugar cane plantation, hearing rather discreet muffled moans. Grade school students said that they saw a bearded man emerged from the area that quickly walked towards the road and immediately fled.
Early morning the next day, her body was found lying on her tummy, with both hands tied at her back with her lower undergarments slightly pulled down, exposing her butt.
Medico legal shows that the victim is negative of rape as her hymen is still intact. According to Dr. Ely Cong who carried out the autopsy examination, the cause of death was cardio-respiratory arrest secondary to Brain Stem Failure.
Justice is the voice of many for Melcha, nicknamed “Jenjen” by her loved ones, relatives, family and friends. Many are hoping and praying that the suspect may be caught by the police authorities for the death of a hardworking, ambitious young woman whose life was taken away way too soon by the hands of a heartless criminal.
Sources: CHMSC Registrar, DYHB RMN Bacolod, VK