Teen found in Nueva Ecija creek laid to rest

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THE body of the teen be­lieved to be that of miss­ing 14-year-old Rey­naldo De Guz­man was buried Wed­nes­day at the Pasig City Ceme­tery.

De­spite claims by the po­lice that the DNA of the boy was not matched with his sup­posed par­ents, De Guz­man’s par­ent, Ed­uardo and Lina Gabriel, pushed through with the fu­neral.

The re­mains re­ceived its fi­nal bless­ing at the San Antonio Abad Par­ish in Pasig City around 8 a.m. be­fore be­ing brought to the ceme­tery.

Fam­ily and friends of the 14-year-old De Guz­man at­tended the fu­neral.

At the ceme­tery, Ed­uardo Gabriel main­tained that the per­son they had been mourn­ing for weeks and will lay to rest was their son.

“Anak ko talaga yan. Ako nag­palaki d’yan. La­hat ng pala­tan­daan nandyan. Anak ko ‘yan,” he said as he cried jus­tice over his son’s death.

(He is re­ally my son. I was the one who raised him. All the signs are there. It’s my son)

A day be­fore the burial, Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion and De­tec­tion Group (CIDG) went to the boy’s wake sup­pos­edly to con­duct an ex­am­i­na­tion on the boy’s corpse but the fam­ily re­fused to ac­knowl­edge and sign the let­ter. “Nag­bi­gay kami ng let­ter na kung pwede i-turn over o i-trans­fer sa PNP ‘yung bangkay, tapos kung gusto ni­lang ipa-DNA ulit. I-as­sist namin kung saan gusto nila. ‘Yun lang na­man ang re­quest namin,” Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent

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