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Dinagat Islands’ 5th most wanted nabbed over slay of GF in Rizal

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Police have arrested the boyfriend and primary suspect in the killing of a 19-year-old woman in Rizal in May.

Edgar Siason, also known as JR, is the fifth most wanted person in San Jose Dinagat Island for multiple cases of violence against women and children, according to a report by Mark Zambrano on Unang Balita.

Police say Siason, 25, is the primary suspect in the killing of his girlfriend Genalyn Pangasian, or Jane, who was found dead in the wee hours of May 5, 2017, in Siason's home at Barangay San Isidro in Rodriguez, Rizal.

Police said Siason has five other pending arrest warrants for sexual abuse and robbery.

"Mayroon [na] kaming anim na warrant [so far]. Isang robbery, apat na sexual abuse [and one for the killing of Pangasian]," said Police Chief Inspector Elvis Angayangay, deputy chief of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Detection and Special Operations Unit (CIDG-DSOU).

"Yung robbery niya ang bail nito P100,000. Ang apat na warrant sa sexual abuse, P200,000 each, so apat yun, P800,000, plus itong [Republic Act] 9262, P12,000. Ito yung sa Surigao RTC," Angayangay added.

The CIDG-DSOU said it had been conducting surveillance on Siason for a month, after a sibling of the victim posted on Facebook that the suspect had gone missing after his girlfriend's death.

Siason denied the charges against him, pinning the blame on his friend, a certain Taning, instead.

"Si Taning po gumawa no'n. Niyakap lang po ako ni Jane kaya siya yung tinamaan ng kahoy na hinampas ni Taning sa akin," said Siason.

"Naabutan ko kasi siya may kasama siya run sa bahay. Nag-away po kami. Nung inawat po ako ni Jane niyakap niya po ako, pinalo po ako ni Taning ng kahoy pero si Jane yung tinamaan," he added. — Nicole-Anne C. Lagrimas/MDM, GMA News

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