By Felipe V Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A 22-year-old woman who was supposed to be a prime witness in the murder of her boyfriend is nowhere to be found since September 2023.
Jessie Mae Roxas asked for help from the public to help locate her sister Jessa Roxas.
She said her younger sister went missing a week after her boyfriend Joebert Nepomuceno was shot dead on September 13, 2023 at Crossing Lanot in Barangay Lanot, Roxas City.
Jessa is a resident of Barotac Viejo, Iloilo but temporarily residing in Barangay MH Del Pilar, Jaro, Iloilo City.
According to Jessie Mae, Jessa was scheduled to go home to Iloilo City last September 14 but she went missing on September 13. They have had no communication since then.
Police reports said Nepomuceno was shot thrice by two unidentified riding-in-tandem suspects while standing beside his motorcycle at around 12:45 am on September 6, 2023.
He was with Jessa and her other lady colleague during that time.
Nepomuceno died on the spot due to fatal gunshot wounds on his head and other parts of his body.
Four months have passed and the family is still hoping to see Jessa alive.
Meanwhile, the police are still facing a blank wall as to the identity of the two suspects who killed Nepomuceno for lack of witnesses to stand in court.