THE remains of two Filipinas who were murdered by a serial killer in Cyrpus have arrived, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday.
The families of Marry Rose Infante and Maricar Arquiola, along with DFA officials, received the victims’ remains which arrived in Manila on Saturday night on board a flight from Doha.
The DFA, through the Philippine embassy in Athens, is checking on the arrival of the remains of Arian Palanas Lozano.
The three Filipinas – one of whom was with her daughter – were reported missing between 2017 and 2018, but were later found murdered by a self-confessed killer who was identified as an officer of the Cyprus National Guard.
The 35-year-old Cypriot was meted seven life sentences in June after pleading guilty to killing five women, including the three Filipinas, and two children.
Reports said the killer met the Filipinas through a dating website.
The bodies of two women were found in an abandoned mine shaft on April 14 and 20, and were believed to belong to two individuals from the Philippines who were reported missing in May and August 2018. BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO