Rhoderie ‘Dherie’ Estrada was found in her home with “obvious signs of trauma”. (Facebook)
Mother of three found killed in own home
By Ted Alcuitas
A Filipina mother of three was killed on May 26 in her home in her home on Torrens Ave. in East York.
Nurse Rhoderie Estrada, 41, was found dead by police when they arrived at the house in response to a 911 call.
The mother of three children, later died of her injuries.
Her husband, ,is co-owner of the popular Filipino restaurant ‘Tinuno’.
Dherie Estrada, right, and husband Gerald Aquintey. Facebook
She was the 33rd homicide victim in Toronto for 2018.
Yostin Murillo, 22, of no fixed address, has been arrested nine days after the murderand and has been charged with first-degree murder. Murillo appeared in court on June 4.
According to police Ms. Estrada succumbed to injuries at the scene but they are not releasing any information as to the cause of death.
Police are alleging that between the time of 10:30 p.m. on May 25 and 2:15 a.m. on May 26, an unknown person entered a side window in the home and caused the death of Estrada.
There was no relationship between the suspect and victim, according to the police. They believe they know the motive, but will not be releasing it at this time.
Yostin Murillo, 22, of no fixed address has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. (SUPPLIED / TORONTO POLICE SERVICE).
Carol Alvaran has known Estrada, who she calls Dherie, spoke to The Star, saying she and Dherie have known each other since 1995.
Rhoderie Estrada (left) and friend Carol Alvaran in Toronto in 2016. This was the last time Alvaran saw Estrada before she died. (CAROL ALVARAN), The Star
“Dherie was such a good friend. She and I were like family,” Alvaran said. “She treated me as her younger sister when I left my home and went to live with her for quite some time … She always made sure there was food for me, and always wanted to make sure I was OK. She even encouraged me to go to nursing school then, which I am now.”
Alvaran now resides in Florida, but she flew to Toronto for Estrada’s funeral.
“She was a very positive person anyone would want to be around. A rare kind of person,” she said. “She would do anything for anyone … We will all miss her dearly.”
philippinecanadiannews.com food reviewer, Monica Urrutia reviewed ‘Tinuno’ last month.