DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra said yesterday that they are reviewing the NBI’s autopsy findings.
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DOJ to send slain OFW’s autopsy report to Kuwait
Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to send to Kuwait the autopsy report of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the body of slain overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jeanelyn Villavende in a bid to prosecute her employers.

DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra said yesterday that they are reviewing the NBI’s autopsy findings. 

The decision to use to report is the “call of the Kuwait prosecutors. But we’ll offer all the evidence available in the Philippines,” he told reporters yesterday.

 He stressed, however, that the DOJ will exhaust all legal remedies to put Villavende’s employers behind bars.

The NBI, an attached agency of the DOJ, was ordered to autopsy Villavende’s body for an independent investigation of her death.

Villavende is the latest Filipina worker who was killed in Kuwait, barely six months after she flew to the Gulf nation. She was raped and beaten repeatedly during her stay.               

JEANELYN VILLAVENDE
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