19 October Update
From Vincent Cabreza:
The remains of slain domestic helper Jocelyn Dulnuan arrived in Manila as a militant migrant workers’ organization appealed to the Arroyo administration to ensure that her killing was solved.
There were no hysterics from her family but the tears flowed. The Dulnuans have a four-year-old daughter, Migrante said.
The crate bearing Dulnuan’s casket was loaded to a jeepney, and would be brought to Hingyon, Ifugao, her home province.
Read the full report here.
18 October Update
From Mississauga News:
Arrangements are being made to send the body of the slain Mississauga housekeeper back to her hometown in the Phillipines, where the 27-year-old will be buried by family members following a funeral.
“It’s been a long process to repatriate Jocelyn and it will happen either today or tomorrow,” said Imie Belanger, a friend of the Dulnuan family and the dead woman’s former neighbour in the Phillipines.
Dulnuan’s mother, Godeliva, added, “This is not the homecoming we expected, but it is a homecoming nevertheless.”
Members of the massive Filipino community in the GTA have come together to raise money to send Dulnuan’s body back home. Groups such as the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan and Toronto’s Philippine Independence Day Council, have organized fundraising events that have produced close to $10,000, while the Philippines consulate in Toronto has contributed an additional $5000.
Belanger said any money left over from the cost of repatriating Dulnuan will go to the victim’s family, which includes a husband and four-year-old daughter back home. Read more.
London Free Press: Cops say that the investigation will take time: “It is a long time but it is a big house. The size makes it problematic and we have to be thorough because this is a homicide crime,” said Peel Police Const. J.P. Valade.
Read our previous coverage on Jocelyn Dulnuan here.