AN incoming Grade 2 student who was reported missing by her relatives on Sunday was found dead in a sack near their house in Victoria City, Negros Occidental.
Janelle May Vidal, 7, had bruises all over her body, signs that she was tortured before she was killed.
The victim and her grandmother went to a wake of a friend at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Witnesses said before Vidal was found dead, they saw a man asking the child to buy him cigarettes.
Vidal failed to return, prompting her relatives to file a report before the police.
At 7 p.m. on the same day, police found the child’s body in a sack dumped in a garbage pit a few meters away from the victim’s house.
Police are hunting down the man who was the last person who talked to the victim.
Authorities are also investigating if the child was raped before she was killed.