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Cebu teen slay suspect arrested in Davao City

MANILA – The primary suspect in the gruesome killing of a 16-year-old girl in Cebu City has been arrested.

Authorities nabbed Jonas Bueno, the main suspect in the killing of teen Christine Lee Silawan, in Davao City.

Bueno, who has an existing arrest warrant for another murder case, was reportedly working as a construction worker in the village of Matina Pangi under a different name.

Silawan was found dead in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Monday with her face skinned to the skull and naked from waist down.

She was reported missing on Sunday after she failed to return home from serving as collector in church.

The National Bureau of Investigation has been tasked to “conduct an investigation and case build-up” on the murder of the teen.

The gruesome slay has revived the debate on the reimposition of the death penalty.