DFA seeks details on OFW Marjorette Garcia’s slay from Saudi police
MANILA, Philippines — Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is asking from law enforcers in Saudi Arabia details on the killing of Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Marjiorette Garcia.
“We need to be the ones on top of the coordination with the local law enforcement,” DFA Assistant Secretary for Migrant Workers Paul Cortes said in a phone interview with INQUIRER.net on Tuesday.
On the matter of helping the family, the department has turned over its ‘Assistance to Nationals’ functions to Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).
“[H]er family has also been contacted by the DMW through the Migrant Workers office in Al Khobar,” Cortes said.
“Once the investigation is done and over with, then we prepare the documentation for Marjorette’s remains to be shipped back home to the Philippines,” he added.
Cortes said based on news reports, the 32-year-old Garcia died of stab wounds.
The unnamed suspect had been caught.
Police do not have details on the circumstances and motive behind Garcia’s killing as of this posting.
DMW confirmed the death of Garcia on Monday.
It extended its condolences to the family of the slain OFW.