Angeline has been found, dead, buried in a white cloth, with her barbie doll beside her. Her shallow grave was right in her step mother’s backyard, under a palm tree, in among the chicken coops. Having been denied access to search the property, the police waited until the step mother was out shopping and forced their way in. They were suspicious of a pungent smell and new earth in a certain spot, and when they started digging, they unearthed Angeline’s body. It was already decomposing as it had been in the ground for almost a month.
Seven people have been arrested in connection with the murder, Margareth, her step mother, her 2 daughters, the security guard, maid and two people that were renting a room at the house. The newspapers are full of stories today, where the maid has confessed to the murder. He admits to sexually assaulting her, and burning her with cigarettes before killing her. He also admits that he was sexually assaulting her on a daily basis running up to her murder. Even though Margareth is claiming to know nothing, the maid insists she knew.
Teachers from Angeline’s school came to pay their respects at her home, and were in tears as they remembered what a good student she had been. They did say that she often came to school dirty and smelly, and that the teacher herself gave her showers and food.
It is clear that Angeline was not well cared for, and that she suffered under violent hands. Just who dealt the final blow is still unclear, but it seems that many people were involved in making her life a misery. The paranormal had been right all along, she was still in the area of her house, being cared for by the spirits. The superstitious side of the Indonesians shows through, as the maid describes why he buried Angeline with her doll “Agus mengaku mengubur boneka di samping Angeline agar arwahnya tidak gentayangan,” terang Hana saat dihubungi, Kamis (11/6/2015). (Agus says he buried the doll next to Angeline so that her soul would not haunt him”)
Such a tragic story, and a terrible way to die. Lets hope she is at peace now in heaven.