Teen girl hammered to death in Cotabato

by Lore Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Feb 25 2013 10:34 PM | Updated as of Feb 26 2013 06:34 AM

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - A 17-year-old girl was found dead by her father inside her bedroom last Friday in Cotabato City, police said Monday.

The victim' body, which was sprawled on her bed, was soaked in blood.

Police said the victim was killed using a hammer that crushed her head.

A blood-stained hammer was found just outside the victim's room.

Police believe that the suspect might have used a window to enter the room.

However, the victim's parents in the other room said they did not hear any noise.

Strands of hair were also found on the victim's hand.

Pieces of evidence have been sent to the police crime laboratory in Kidapawan City for further investigation.

Police said they have a lead on the perpetrator but refused to divulge his identity pending further investigation on the case.