CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – This is a classic case of ‘forbidden love affair’ that turned into a worst nightmare, as the girl involve in this case committed suicide inside a motel yesterday morning. (April 27)
Larry Mondeno, 40, married, a resident of Bayanga, this city and a certain Jovelyn (not her real name), a resident of Indahag, also in this city, had their indecent love affair for 10 months until this incident happened.
They usually meet in motels and inns as long as they feel like wanting each other.
“We’ve always meet in motels regularly for 10 months now, says Larry during a radio interview, as he denied killing Jovelyn.
Jovelyn, 39, was found dead by hotel employees after she hanged herself inside Room 412 at a motel in Mahogany Street, Carmen, this city, for still unknown reasons.
Police investigators are ‘facing a blank wall’ as to the motive of the suicide. But they said the victim may have been killed by his ‘strange love mate’ Larry Mondeno. So, an autopsy report was conducted to confirm whether the death was caused by suicide or by force and strangulation.
But the main suspect of the girl’s suicide vehemently denied killing Jovelyn, adding that he was working at an agrivet store in Brgy Carmen when the incident happened between 10:00am to 2:00pm.
He said even front desk clerks and other hotel staff could attest to the fact that Larry was not around when the suicide happened.
Larry narrated that Jovelyn has problems. Her ASA Card was reportedly used by another person thru a loan without her knowing. But Larry said Jovelyn did not elaborate her problem.
It was also learned that Jovelyn and her live-in partner were not in good terms. Her husband went to their hometown in Balingasag and brought two of their five siblings with him.
Jovelyn was also reportedly retrenched by her employer in this city after learning she has forbidden love affair with another married guy.
Meanwhile, the police are now waiting for the autopsy report, which will tell if she was deliberately killed or she took her own life.