THE body of a missing girl who has been missing since Saturday was found floating on a bay in a remote village in Magallanes town, Agusan del Norte province, police reported on Tuesday.
Reports at the PNP national operations center in Camp Crame said the body of Mary Jane del Carmen, 11, was found floating at about 3:30pm Sunday on Magallanes Bay.
Police said that a certain Dodo Mondejar found the victim’s body. Upon seeing the body, Mondejar immediately reported it to the police.
Magallanes Municipal Police, with the help of Philippine Coast Guard in Butuan City, retrieved the young girl’s body.
Police said that del Carmen, a 5th grade student in On Yiu Elementary School, was reported missing after she and friends took a dip at the Agusan River also in Butuan City where she was swept away by a strong river current and eventually drowned. ANTHONY VARGAS