Manhunt on for mother who drowned, buried three-year-old son in a shallow grave in Quezon

CATANAUAN, Quezon – Police are hunting a 25-year-old woman who allegedly drowned then buried her three-year-old son in a shallow grave on a riverside in Sitio Central, Barangay Sta. Maria, here last May 29.

Police identified the victim as Jomar Monterey of Sitio Halindog, Barangay Sta. Maria.

Investigation showed that Lenie, the victim’s sister, saw her mother Lyn-lyn Monterey, 25, drown her brother on the river until he died. The suspect then buried her son in a shallow grave on the riverside and fled.

Lenie told police that she heard her mother heard say: “Napapagod na akong mag-alaga sa iyo (I am tired of taking care of you).”

The victim’s body was found at around 4:30 p.m. on June 9 and the incident was reported to the police the following day, June 10, by Lenie and her grandmother.

The victim's remains were examined by Dr. Icelle Comiso of the Rural Health Unit here.

The local police have requested a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) examination at the Quezon Provincial Forensic Unit. Investigation is ongoing.