• A transgender Pinay was killed by her Chinese boyfriend
• Her body was stuffed inside a luggage and dumped along CAVITEX
• The suspect said he killed the victim because she was asking for money from him everyday
A Chinese national was arrested by authorities for killing his transgender Pinay girlfriend.
The body of the victim, identified as Robert William del Rosario who used the aliases Barbie Ann Reilly and Ashley Ann, was found stuffed inside a luggage that was dumped along the southbound lane of Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) in Bacoor, Cavite.
The victim had contusions on the head and face, and a stab wound in the neck which is believed to have caused her death.
An article by The Trending Facts dated June 6, 2016, said the 23-year-old victim was a former contestant of Eat Bulaga’s Super Sireyna; a defunct transgender beauty pageant segment of the noontime show.
According to Pasay police, the suspect is a Chinese national named Che-Yu-Tsai alias Jayson Santos Lee residing at Tower D, Shell Residences, EDSA Ext., Pasay City.
The suspect was arrested when he returned to the condominium after he disposed of del Rosario’s body.
In his article for Journal Online, Jeffrey C. Tiangco wrote that a security guard of the condominium was doing a routine inspection of the building when he noticed that the door of the unit owned by the suspect was ajar.
The guard, Noli Manlolo, said he knocked several times, but no one answered. He said he peeped at the slightly opened door and noticed bloodstains on the condo unit’s floor and walls. The discovery prompted the guard to review the CCTV recordings.
The CCTV footage showed the suspect and the victim leaving the room together at around 10:58 p.m. They both returned to the room after less than hour. At around 12:54 a.m. the following day, the footage showed the Chinese national coming out of the room and pulling a luggage that appeared heavy.
It was the same luggage found in CAVITEX.
The security guard alerted the police. Tsai was arrested when he returned to his room. After interrogation, he led the police to the place where he dumped del Rosario’s body.
Tsai said he killed the victim because she was always asking for money from him.