Girl raped, killed in Agusan del Sur

Posted at Jan 17 2013 11:43 AM | Updated as of Jan 17 2013 07:43 PM

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An eight-year-old girl was found dead under a bridge in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The victim was reported missing on Monday night by her mother, Elsie Bongcaoel, after she failed to come home from school.

Bongcaoel later found out her daughter was not able to go to her class on Monday afternoon.

The girl's naked body, along with her school belongings, was found under a bridge at around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the girl was shot in the head.

A suspect, identified as Roque Eliot, has been arrested.

- Umagang Kay Ganda, 17 January 2013