Witness of the hideous crime, involving a Filipina and her nephew, recalls how he found the victim’s headless body.
The witness, a street cleaner, testified in the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance to the crime committed by a Filipino butcher to his aunt over money issues.
According to investigation, the victim financed the travel of her nephew to UAE, costing her AED10,000. As she tried to get back her money, the suspect who is from her own bloodline, killed her then dumped her body parts in the desert of Ajman and Dubai.
His cover up was very intricate yet everything was uncovered last May 27, 2016. According to the witness, a municipal cleaner, he saw a headless body already in advanced state of decomposition, under a tree. He alerted the authorities immediately.
“I rushed to the scene after getting information about a highly decomposed body that has been discovered in the desert. The investigation team removed the body and it was taken for forensic examination,”
“And through our secret sources after the investigation team identified the murdered woman, police obtained permission and arrested the man suspected of killing the woman.” he added.
They arrested the crime suspect in Abu Jail area, Dubai, where he resides.
The man confessed into killing his own aunt. He said that he brought a knife and cleaver before driving a car owned by his friend then went to see the victim.
“He said he had convinced the woman to get into the car and then drove her to a deserted area in Musaffah area as the pair argued over the money,” said the police officer. “He said he stabbed her multiple times in different parts of her body until the woman died.”
Using a towel, he covered the victim’s body then wiped off the blood before driving to the deserted areas of Dubai and Ajman. He cut the victim’s head and hands before burning them.
When he appeared before the court, the defendant pleaded not guilty even after admitting to the crime during the initial investigation.
The trial is adjourned until May 23 as they are still communicating with the victim’s family if they will accept blood money from the suspect, according to Gulf News.
The video explains how painstaking police work allowed investigators to identify the victim, Maria Normita, and events leading to the the prime suspect’s arrest following a three-month probe.