This is the neighbour suspected of stuffing the body of this 5-year-old tot into a rice bag after he reportedly killed the youngster when he lured her inside his home for ice cream as she played outside.
The incident took place in Santa Cruz in the northern Philippine province of Laguna.
According to reports, the Philippine authorities suspect 30-year-old neighbour Glenn Ford Manzanero in the girl’s death.
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Before the youngster’s body was found, she was last seen playing outside her home and eyewitnesses said they saw her leave with Manzanero, according to police spokesperson Armie Agbuya.
The neighbour reportedly enticed the child into his house by promising to give her an ice cream.
According to the police, one of Manzanero’s relatives found the dead body inside a recycled rice bag in his house.
Agbuya told local media: “The relative asked him ‘what is inside the bag?’ and the suspect replied ‘there is a girl inside’.”
According to reports, it is believed that the suspect killed the girl with a sharp blade and a screwdriver.
Police moved to arrest the neighbour, who has since confessed to the crime, according to reports.
The suspect allegedly claimed that he did not know what he was doing because he had taken drugs.
According to reports, Manzanero has been charged with murder but he denied sexually assaulting the girl.
The victim’s body has been sent for an autopsy as the investigation continues.