Foul play, not suicide, claim relatives of woman who died inside Shangri-la mall


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The mother and cousin of Dr. Mary Ann Magtoto, found dead inside Shangri-la Plaza allegedly from jumping from the mall’s sixth floor on July 1, told Saksi they do not believe Magtoto committed suicide.

Magtoto’s mother, Dr. Nene Jose emotionally told Saksi in Filipino, "She loved her two children very much and she couldn’t have left them behind." Jose said she was even on the phone with her daughter just before her death and she didn’t hear any trace of sadness in her daughter’s voice. From what she could hear on the phone, Jose claimed two men were badgering and trying to talk to Magtoto. She told her daughter to call her back after talking to them.

Dr. Peter Milaor, Magtoto’s cousin, told Saksi that Magtoto’s death should not be called a suicide since the case is still under police investigation.

The police told Saksi their investigation is still ongoing and they have not yet ruled Magtoto’s death as a suicide. They did, however, tell ABS-CBNNews.com about a sworn statement from a British national saying he saw Magtoto jump from the sixth floor.

In a report by Pilipino Star Ngayon published July 3, PO3 Erickson Butid said Magtoto had major financial problems after investing in a business that went down, according to a relative of Magtoto.

A mass was held on July 2 at the Shangri-la Plaza atrium, where Magtoto fell, for the peace of her soul, reports Pilipino Star Ngayon.

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