On the very day Ashanti Riley will be laid to rest, a San Juan man is expected to face the court charged with her murder Monday.
Guardian Media confirmed homicide officers charged Luciano Quash, 32, yesterday, after almost two weeks of investigations following the 18-year old’s death and disappearance.
Quash, a PH driver, had been in police custody for almost two weeks.
Riley went missing on November 29 after she took a PH taxi on Sunshine Street, San Juan, around the corner from her family home.
She was on her way to her grandmother’s birthday party, but never made it.
Her nude body was found on December 4 at a watercourse in La Canoa, Santa Cruz.
An autopsy done last Wednesday confirmed that the teenager death had been caused by sharp force injuries to the chest and lower abdomen as well as blunt force trauma to the back of the chest.
These injuries confirmed she had been beaten and stabbed.
Police, however, believe that the accused did not act alone, and are still seeking other suspects in relation to her murder.