Police Apprehends Suspect in Killing of Teenage Deaf

This gruesome killing of an innocent deaf man happened in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro in March 2019. Henry Orpia, 18 years old was brutally killed while on his way home after visiting his friends. He was also robbed of his cellphone and wallet. His killer, JV Datoon, was arrested with the aid of an informant who helped the police solve the crime.

Here is the re-post of the news article which originally appeared here. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1122676/cops-nab-suspect-in-killing-of-deaf-mute-in-calapan-city

TAGAYTAY CITY, Philippines – The suspect in the killing of a deaf-mute in Calapan City nearly two months ago was arrested Thursday morning [May 23, 2019], police said.

Colonel Thomas Frias Jr., director of Oriental Mindoro police, said in a report that JV Datoon, 18, a farmer and a resident of San Teodoro town in Oriental Mindoro, was arrested for robbery with homicide in Barangay Balugo, Mansalay town, also in Oriental Mindoro at around 5:45 a.m.


Police used the warrant of arrest issued by Cefelene Goco, presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 40 in Pinamalayan dated May 14.

Earlier police reports stated that Jemar brutally killed John Henry Orpia, 18, in Sitio LTO Upper in Barangay San Rafael in Calapan City. The victim’s body was found by a resident on March 29.

Police said the victim was on his way home from visiting friends when he was robbed and killed. His cellphone and wallet were missing.

Calapan Mayor Arnan Panaligan offered a P100,000 reward for information that would lead to the arrest of Orpia’s killer.

Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan has personally handed a P100,000 check to an informant.


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