Published: Friday 09 February, 2018

Body of Pinay OFW in Freezer in Kuwait Identified as Joanna Daniela Demafelis

A gruesome find inside a freezer in Kuwait: the Pinay OFW dumped by her employers in the freezer is Joanna Daniela Dimapilis. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III confirmed the identity of the Filipina domestic worker on Friday.

Pinay Joanna Daniela Dimapilis body inside freezer Kuwait

Kuwait police discovered the OFW domestic worker’s body inside the freezer. (Google Play image/Police line wallpapers)

The body of the Pinay domestic helper was discovered by Kuwait police earlier this week after they enteredan apartment by virtue of a court order. According to Kuwait Times, the police were to issue an eviction order on the tenants of the apartment. However, they found it abandoned. An inspection of the premises yielded the unidentified body stuffed in the freezer.

The body bore stab wounds on its neck as well as torture marks on the body. Police then suspected that the corpse belonged to the domestic helper who worked for the apartment’s tenants, a Lebanese businessman and his wife who have since fled Kuwait.

DOLE chief Silvestre Bello III said DNA testing confirmed the body belongs to Joanna Daniela Dimapilis (aka Joanna Daniela Demafelis), according to GMA News.

Joanna Daniela Demafelis

Joanna Daniela Demafelis, aka Joanna Daniela Dimapilis.

The discovery comes amid the Duterte administration’s suspension of new workers to Kuwait after numerous reports of abuse and maltreatment especially of domestic workers. With his development, it won’t be a surprise if President Rodrigo Duterte extends the suspension or makes it permanent.

OFW dometic worker body inside freezer Kuwait

The apartment building in Kuwait where the OFW’s body was found inside a freezer. (Gulf News)