Filipina woman, missing for over a year, found dead in Abu Dhabi

Filipina woman, missing for over a year, found dead in Abu Dhabi
Mary Anne Daynolo, 30, was found dead after being missing in the UAE for almost a year.
2 min read
02 February, 2021
Mary Anne Daynolo was found dead [Getty]
A Filipina woman who has been missing for almost a year was found dead at her workplace in the UAE, according to local media reports.

Mary Anne Daynolo, 30, was last seen on 4 March, 2020, about an hour before the end of her shift at a Saadiyat Island hotel resort in Abu Dhabi.

A family member who lives in the city reported Daynolo's disappearance to Abu Dhabi Police shortly after she went missing. Her body was discovered in the hotel premises last week, according to The National.

Police officials confirmed that one person has been arrested as they investigate her death, without providing further information.

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Residents who lived in apartments which forms part of the hotel were informed by the management of Daynolo's body being found.

Daynolo's family told The National they hoped to receive more information soon. Her body is due to be flown back to the Philippines this week.

Addressing a regular televised briefing in Manila on Monday, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the government would fund the repatriation and provide the family with financial support.

In a further statement, the Philippines embassy in Abu Dhabi "expressed deep sadness and extended condolences to the family of Ms Mary Anne Daynolo, whose dead body has been found by UAE police authorities last 19 January 2021".

"Her remains arrived in Manila on 30 January 2021," it said.

"Ambassador Hjayceelyn M Quintana assured the relatives that the embassy will spare no effort in seeking justice for the death of Ms Daynolo. The embassy lawyer is now closely assisting the family in taking all necessary legal action."

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