Davantes phone may yield leads in slay

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THE cellular phone records of 25-year-old advertising executive Kristelle “Kae” Davantes may provide leads as to who could be responsible for her death, police investigators said on Thursday.

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By prying into the victim’s phone records, probers said they might find a clue whether the killing was a result of an old grudge.

Silang, Cavite Police chief, Supt. Dario Roxas, one of the members of Task Force Davantes, said they are already tracing people with whom Davantes had a quarrel days before she was brutally killed.

“If there were fights, we would find out that from the messages she had sent in her mobile phone,” he said.

However, Roxas stopped short of identifying those who could be the subject of their investigation. Likewise, he said they would need the support of the telecommunication firm where Davantes was subscribed because her phone has been missing since she died.

According to Davantes’ uncle, Vince, his niece planned on getting married in May next year.

In pursuing the personal angle, the task force is likely to question Davantes’ boyfriend, who refused to talk to them at this time.

The task force has since been facing a blank wall due to the absence of the victim’s cellular phone unit.

It has also been collecting footages from security cameras at Global City on Friday night and records of Davantes’ final communication.

Besides, the Toyota Altis driven by Davantes that could help solve the mystery behind her killing is also missing.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo Jr. said they are still searching for the car which might contain pieces of evidence.

The Toyota Altis was registered in the name of the victim’s relative Mercedez Ilano.

“We have so many angles. It is quite complicated. The car that may contain pieces of evidence is not yet recovered,” Garbo said.

He also said that they are also investigating the angle that the Davantes knew her killer.

Police initially believed that Davantes’ killers were after the vehicle but doubted this theory because the victim was not robbed of her other belongings.

Garbo added that they already have initial leads and that they are just waiting for the proper time to make it public.

Davantes’ body was found under the Tibagan bridge in Barangay Sabutan, Silang, Cavite by a resident who reported the incident to authorities around 6 a.m. last Saturday.

A handkerchief was stuffed in her mouth and she had three stab wounds in the neck. Her hands were tied with a car seatbelt.

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