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Catherine Camilon seen bloodied by 2 witnesses before being reported missing—police

By Brooke Villanueva Published Nov 08, 2023 10:51 am

Two witnesses said they spotted missing beauty queen Catherine Camilon bloodied as she was being transferred from one vehicle to another by three men, according to authorities.

In an exclusive report on GMA’s 24 Oras on Tuesday, Nov. 7, the police detailed the moment the witnesses saw the Miss Grand Philippines 2023 candidate on Oct. 12—the night before she was reported missing by her family.

They said one of the persons of interest in the case pointed a gun at them after they saw the bloodied victim.

"Umiihi du'n sa lugar, nakita n'ung suspect natin, lumapit sa kanila, at tinutukan sila ng baril,” Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Director Major General Romeo Caramat Jr. said.

The gunman, he added, was “positively identified” through the rogue’s gallery of the CIDG. Police said the witnesses “were very certain about it” because of his tattoo and physical features.

In a Facebook post on Oct. 13, Catherine's sister Chin-Chin called on the beauty queen's colleague who was with her the night before she went missing to help them reach her. Chin-Chin said Catherine called at 8 p.m. on Oct. 12, but her phone went dead the next morning.

Chin-Chin wrote more posts about her sibling, including her car's model and plate number. She also shared a poster indicating Catherine's age (26), height (5'6"), and their mother's mobile number.

Catherine, who hails from Toy in Batangas, was last spotted in a shopping mall in Lemery on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., hours before she was reported missing. She, however, last told her mother Rosario that she was at a gasoline station in Bauan.

The beauty queen said she’d go to Batangas City for a meeting with Balisong Channel, an online media company where she was a former talent. But Balisong Channel said Catherine didn't visit its office and was last there on Dec. 13, 2021.

Catherine joined Miss Grand Philippines last July, during which Nikki De Moura of Cagayan de Oro won the crown.

Aside from being a beauty queen, Catherine is also a public school teacher in Tuy.