Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he is ready to assist a former provincial government employee seeking help on the death of her daughter, who was an alleged victim of domestic violence in the United States.
Cely Recelistino, a former Negros Occidental provincial government cashier, said Sunday that she was informed that her daughter Russcel Recelistino, 27, died on Nov. 27 and that the police had taken her husband into custody in Forth Lupon, Colorado.
She is calling for justice for her daughter and help for the return of her remains.
Lacson said he is ready to make representations for Cely with the proper authorities if she seeks it from him.
She is preparing documents needed by the Department of Foreign Affairs so they can assist her and she will also meet with the governor, Cely said.
A Fort Lupon Police Department press release saidthat at 7:30 a.m. of November 27, they responded to a call and found an unresponsive adult female. She was transported to the Northern Colorado Medical Center where she later died.
“The cause of death is under investigation and pending an autopsy,” it added.
Cely said on Saturday she learned about her daughter’s death from her employer at the Wholly Stromboli restaurant in Fort Lupton. She said it was not clear yet how her daughter died .
Russcel was a h uman resource management graduate of La Consolacion College in Bacolod City who had gone to the United States foran OJT (on- the-job training) in Minnesota in 2015. She later moved to Colorado where she met her husband.*
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