Missing for 10 Months, Filipina Hotel Receptionist Found Dead in Abu Dhabi

Justice for Mary Anne Daynolo, a 30-year-old Filipina hotel receptionist who went missing for 10 months, was found dead in Abu Dhabi last January.

According to Philippine News Agency, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) police arrested murder suspect who was a colleague of the victim after he confessed to the crime. Two other alleged accomplices remain at large.

Mary Anne was last seen in March 4, 2020 at 10:30 PM. Investigations are ongoing

Below is a video of the remains of Mary Anne arriving in the Philippines. Video shared on the Facebook Page created by the family. – https://www.facebook.com/missingmaryanne/

Below is a statement from Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) regarding this news:

statement abu dhabi ofw death from DFA

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Conducts Autopsy on Body of Mary Anne Daynolo

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday said the National Bureau Investigation (NBI) is conducting an autopsy on the body of Mary Anne Daynolo, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was found dead in the hotel in Abu Dhabi where she was working as receptionist.

Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Daynolo’s parents requested the autopsy to determine if the cadaver is their daughter and to uncover more details on the gruesome slaying of the Filipina who was first reported missing in March 2020.

“It’s the parents of Mary Anne who insisted for a DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) testing and autopsy by NBI,” Bello said in a virtual briefing.

Bello said the suspect, a Ugandan national identified only as ‘Paul” who was caught by Abu Dhabi police cops working on the OFW’s case, admitted to the crime and led the investigators to the place where Daynolo was buried.

The authorities found Daynolo’s body already in “advanced stage of decomposition” in one of the areas of the hotel late last month.

Bello added that the body of Daynolo, which bore a fatal knife wound in the neck, was repatriated over the weekend.

On the other hand, the DOLE head said death and burial benefits will be given to the family of the OFW being a member of the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).

“If she has children, they will get educational scholarships too,” he added.

Bello said Daynolo would also probably receive insurance benefits from the employer that was supposed to have her covered by insurance.

“If not, she will get insurance from the agency that recruited or employed her,” he added.

Meanwhile, the government is also running after two more suspects in the killing of the OFW.

Bello said Abu Dhabi authorities said the main suspect, was with two unidentified ‘accomplices’ when the crime transpired.

“While the alleged killer is already behind bars, two other suspects remain at large. They should also be caught and brought to justice. Justice should be served for what they did to our beloved OFW,” he added.