Lorna Soza

On Aug. 11, five days after her arrest and detention, Soza was removed from her cell and forced into a police vehicle before dawn. She was found dead in Kananga town later in the morning.

Lorna Soza, of Tacloban City and in her 60s, who was found dead on a grassy lot in the village of Naghalin in Kananga town on Aug. 11.
Soza was wrapped in packaging tape when her body was found in Kananga.

A gunshot wound nearly disfigured her face.

Soza was accused of stealing a smart phone worth P13,900 from a store inside a mall on Bonifacio Street in this city on Aug. 6.
She was identified through security camera footage and was taken to Ormoc Police Station 1 following her arrest on the same day.

At the police station, Soza asked for forgiveness and offered to pay for the phone with all the money she had in her wallet—P10,300.
But Soza was not released even if no complaint was filed against her.

On Aug. 11, five days after her arrest and detention, Soza was removed from her cell and forced into a police vehicle before dawn.
She was found dead in Kananga town later in the morning.

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