Photo courtesy of Bacoor City Police Station (MANILA BULLETIN)
Missing woman found dead inside drum in Bacoor; American partner arrested
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CAVITE – A woman who has been reported missing was found dead inside a drum at her residence in Bacoor City on Tuesday, May 9.
Bacoor City Police Station (CPS) chief Lt. Col. Ruther Saquilayan identified the victim as Mila Loslos.
Saquilayan said the victim’s child sought help from the police and reported her missing since May 5.
During a follow-up operation, authorities found the drum containing the victim’s body inside the residence she shared with her American live-in partner William Thomas Worth, 71 years old.
“Bloated na, nasa loob nang drum at nakabalot ng packing tape … Based sa ano namin, mga two to three days na (The body was already bloated, it was inside the drum and covered with packing tape. Based on our assessment, the victim has been dead for two to three days),” Saquilayan told the Manila Bulletin in a phone interview.**Photo courtesy of Bacoor City Police Station (MANILA BULLETIN)**
Based on the initial investigation, an altercation ensued after the suspect learned that the victim had a husband and a child, contrary to her claim that she was single.
During the argument, Loslos slipped and hit her head and Worth allegedly strangled her to death.
Worth is now under the custody of Bacoor CPS and is facing a murder charge. He is scheduled to undergo inquest proceedings on May 10.