Pasig City in the Philippines. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A Filipino housemaid’s body has been found in her employer’s home in Pasig City in the Philippines two to three months after her death. The body of Amelia Villacarlos Firmeza, 37, who worked for her employer for 10 years, was found by her employer’s migrant worker son Lance Muñoz when he arrived home on Monday.

Muñoz said the smell alerted him to the body, GMA News reported. According to the Philippine National Police – Scene of the Crime Operative (PNP-SOCO), the body was wrapped in a bedsheet and “mummified.”

An initial investigation showed the woman had suffered injuries to her right cheek and holes were found in different parts of her body and neck. Police have not determined if the wounds were caused by a gun or knife and investigations are ongoing.

The PNP-SOCO estimated she had been dead for two to three months. Police have described the employer, Rene Muñoz, and his son as persons of interest. The employer denied being involved in the incident, saying he had been in Cebu since April as he had a business there.

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