Published: Thursday 15 February, 2018

Autopsy Reveals OFW in Freezer Joanna Daniela Demafelis Beaten to Death

Joanna Daniela Demafelis was constantly beaten causing her death. Autopsy results revealed several injuries the OFW, who was found in a freezer, suffered leading to her death. The autopsy also said she had internal bleeding.

Joanna Daniela Demafelis

Joanna Demafelis was already dead when she was dumped in the freezer, autopsy results revealed. (Joanna Daniela Demafelis Facebook)

The autopsy results were divulged by the Philippine ambassador to Kuwait, Renato Pedro Villa, who also went to the Al-Sabah Hospital to view the remains of  Demafelis. Villa said the OFW’s body is expected to be repatriated to the Philippines on Friday, February 16.

Broken ribs, contusion and trauma in the pelvis and kidney area. These are just some of what the autopsy found on the remains of Joanna Demafelis. It also concluded that Demafelis was already dead when she was dumped inside the freezer.

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“Sinabi rin niya (autopsy) na ‘yung beating sa kanya (Demafelis) o pagmaltrato ay hindi nangyari sa isang beses lang kundi, kumbaga, madalas siyang binubugbog,” said Villa in the GMA News report.

The body of Joanna Daniela Demafelis was found by Kuwait police inside the freezer of the abandoned rented apartment of her employers, a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife. The police were there to deliver an eviction order. Little did they know that the couple had already fled Kuwait more than a year before.

But, according to Villa, the couple tried to cover their tracks before they left. A police report weeks before they fled said Demafelis escaped from her employers and was nowhere to be found.

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“Kasi ang nangyari pala ganito. Ang employer, ‘di ba umalis sila, sumibat sila ng Kuwait? Bago sila umalis gusto nilang pagtakpan ‘yung kanilang ginawa,” said the ambassador. “Ni-report pa nila si Joanna na nag-abscond o tumakas sa bahay nila noong November 6, 2016.”

Interpol is now hunting the couple based on the request of the Kuwait government. They may be hiding either in Lebanon or Syria.