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Chronology about Livia Pavita Soelistio case

Livia Pavita Soelistio, 21, a student of Bina Nusantara (Binus) University, was reported missing on Aug. 16. Her body was found by a goat herder in a ditch in Tangerang on Sunday, five days after she was reported missing. 

The forensic reports indicated she had been dead for four days. 

Livia was last seen wearing her school uniform, a white top and a black skirt. She was talking to friends at the in the parking lot of the university in West Jakarta.

Her parents said their only child was a “brilliant and industrious” student. 

Livia’s mother, Yusni Chandra, last heard from her daughter on the day of her disappearance when Livia rang to tell her mother about her upcoming graduation.

News about the young student’s disappearance has captured the attention of the public. 

Indonesia's largest online forum, Kaskus, even dedicated a page for updates on the investigation and an online forum for users to post any information they had in relation to Livia’s disappearance. 

West Jakarta Police Chief Sr. Comr. Setija Junianta said his officers would question a number of people close to the victim to trace her movements on the day of her disappearance.

Police have arrested the driver of a public minibus, or angkot , and a passenger over the murder of 21-year-old college student Livia Pavita Soelistio, whose body was discovered in a Tangerang ditch last weekend. 

Sr. Comr. Setija Junianta, the West Jakarta Police chief, said on Friday that the suspects, along with two other passengers, were believed to have choked Livia to death shortly after she got onto the angkot after leaving the Bina Nusantara University campus on Aug. 16. One of the suspects is said to have raped the victim. 

The two other passengers are still at large.

Setija identified the driver of the M24 angkot, plying the route between Slipi and Kebon Jeruk in West Jakarta, as Rahman, 24, and his accomplice as Irwan, 22. 

“The two other murder suspects have been placed on the police’s wanted list,” Setija said. “The motive was purely robbery. They stole the victim’s cellphone and wallet and sold them.” 

He said the police had tracked down the suspects by tracing the cellphone, which was found in the possession of two dealers in stolen goods. The men, identified only as S.R., 52, and A.B., 18, have been arrested. 

“To date we’ve arrested four people in the case,” Setija said. 

He said the four men were arrested separately in the Kebon Jeruk and Kemanggisan areas of West Jakarta on Thursday night and Friday morning. 

He said that when Livia boarded the angkot, the driver and three passengers conspired to rob her. They are believed to have gagged her with her sweater while trying to take her bag, which contained her wallet, cellphone and a copy of her thesis. 

When the victim resisted, they choked her to death. One of the suspects still at large is then believed to have raped her lifeless body, which they later threw into a ditch in Cisauk, Tangerang. 

“Their target was random. Once they saw the victim, they went for her,” the police chief said. “After they killed her, they took her belongings.”


The victim had just completed her studies in Chinese literature and was preparing for her graduation before heading off to China for further studies. 

Livia’s family cremated her body on Wednesday and scattered her ashes in the ocean the following day. 

Separately, Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Baharuddin Djafar called on the public, and women in particular, to be cautious and selective when taking public transportation. 

“If possible, don’t get into an angkot alone,” he said. 

“Get a friend or family member to go with you as well. And especially for woman, if you see that there are only men inside the angkot, then it’s better to just wait for another one.”


Source: The Jakarta Globe

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