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DMW probing death of OFW in Saudi Arabia

The Philippine government is investigating the death of a Filipino domestic worker who was found dead with stab wounds in Saudi Arabia, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said Monday.

The DMW identified the victim as Marjorette Garcia, 32, a domestic worker deployed to Saudi in 2021.

The department, through its Migrant Workers Office (MWO) in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) are working with the Philippine Embassy as well as local police authorities in an ongoing investigation into the circumstances behind Garcia’s death.

Both MWO-Al Khobar and OWWA are coordinating arrangements as well with Garcia’s family for the return of her remains at the soonest possible time.

“We assure them of our continuing support during their time of grief and in the ongoing investigation,” the DMW said.

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