Dontugan: Mama’s boy 

Juan Dontugan, 25, a wood carver, surrendered to his mother in northern Philippines on Friday April 27, 2007 and in turn to the police. He reportedly admitted to the crime upon initial interrogation. Dontugan is being sought by police in the killing of slain U.S. Peace Corps volunteer Julia Campbell, 40, who disappeared while hiking solo to the Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao province on April 8, 2007.

The victim (below), of Fairfax, Virginia, has been working at the Donsol Comprehensive High School in Donsol in the Philippine province of Sorsogon. Her body was found shallow grave in the northern Philippines on April 18, 2007, 10 days after she went missing.


Slain volunteer Julia Campbell in photo provided by her family.

The killing is another slap on the sagging international image of the Philippine as a country where killings go unabated.

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