Emilyn Villanueva Calano (October 8, 2001 - January 4, 2017) was shot at the top of her head while texting with her head bowed by Renato Sy, Jr. while trying to shoot barangay tanod (watchman) Patricio Muņoz during the fight where he missed and the bullet hit Emilyn instead on New Year's Eve 2016 in Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. She was initially thought to be the victim of a stray bullet. She died after four days of fighting at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Santa Cruz, Manila.
Here's one of the news articles regarding her death:
"TRAGIC END FOR SWEET EMILYN | Malabon teener, stray bullet victim, dies
MANILA - Emilyn Villanueva Calano, the 15-year-old scholar left in deep coma by a bullet that lodged in her head on New Year's eve, has died, News5 reported Wednesday evening, quoting doctors at Dr. Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center.
The teener from Malabon, who was just outside their house to watch fireworks, succumbed at 6:10 p.m.
This, as conflicting theories about how Calano was struck by the bullet on New Year’s Eve that left her in a coma and fighting for her life had added to the confusion surrounding the case.
The National Bureau of Investigation mounted a parallel probe into the incident, after doctors, Calano's family, and neighbors doubted the police theory that she was collateral damage in a shooting incident between two men, and not the victim of a stray bullet from the New Year revelry.
Before she died Wednesday evening, Emilyn remained four days at the Surgery Intensive Care Unit of the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, outside which her family had kept vigil."
I decided not to post the pictures of her upon arrival at the hospital because she was still alive at that time. There are some funeral photos and videos, but I only found a photo showing her dead face. Justice for her. :(
I reuploaded these photos. Rhem's full name is Maria Remedios Terrado Pedrano. She was laid to rest on August 16, 2016. Also, I have added three extra photos: one each from the morgue, funeral and news clip of the suspect's arrest.
Here's the translation of the news clip:
"SPD, DAID-SOTG arrested the suspect named Bryan Gustilo, 38, at Zero Block, West Rambo, Makati City who robbed and shot the victim named Rhem Pedrano, 31, casino roller at Sofitel Hotel while going to work.
Photo by Eric Ocapan"
Here's the transcription with the title: "Unang Balita [First News]: Dead woman stuffed into a sack [of rice], found on the roadside in Bangued Abra"
"A dead woman was found stuffed into a sack [of rice] on the roadside in Bangued, Abra. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to her body. A woman is still unidentified and was between 25 and 28 years old. But, a handkerchief was found with the stitched name "Gemmalyn". A placard was also found beside her dead body with the inscription: "ADIK AKO" [I am an addict]. According to police, the woman was killed on the other place before dumping her there.
Here's another description:
"The Sad Tale of the Last Tokhang Case for 2016 in the Cordillera
THE body was found by Ronel Laureta, a young farmer, while walking to his farm a day after Christmas in Sitio Laplapog, Barangay Bangbangar, Bangued, Abra. He noticed a sack along the side of the road and opened it. He found the body and immediately called the police. By 8 AM, the police were there.
The body was that of a young female, wearing a violet shirt and red short pants. The girl suffered several gunshot wounds all over her body. Police also found ligature marks on her neck, which meant she could have been strangled.They found in one of her pockets a red handkerchief with “Gemmalyn” embroidered on it. Also found in her pocket were coins amounting to twelve pesos and a small stuffed toy.
What made her a Tokhang victim was the cardboard message, ADIK AKO, placed on top of the sack which Laureta found.The body was brought to Pineda Funeral Parlor, Zone 5, Bangued, Abra. As you spend your New Year with your family, think of her and more who would follow her way.*"
the corpse of a middle aged woman hand over of sexual violence was found during cleaning of a duct alleging the Mekong in the town of kampong -cham.
the hypothesis of an accidental death is not to be considered given the lack of clothes and the place of occurrence of the body, difficult point to reach to people unfamiliar of all channels and ducts of the cityfl.riv.pol..jpg