Extradition process of Aika Mojica murder suspect underway

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A court in Iowa is set to hear the extradition case against Filipino American Jonathan Dewayne Ciocon Viane, the prime suspect in the July 25 killing of 23-year-old Aika Mojica in Zambales.

Atty. Josefina Bueno, lawyer for the Mojica family, bared that the Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ) is just awaiting the translation into English of all sworn statements of witnesses in the slay case.

Once all affidavits have been translated, these will be submitted to the US Embassy in the Philippines and will be subsequently sent to Iowa to form part of evidence against Viane.

Viane is now detained at the Muscatine County Jail in Iowa while the extradition process is ongoing.

The Mojica family met with DOJ State Counsel Mildren Alvor on Tuesday to followup on Viane’s extradition; Viane was arrested last Sept. 4 in Iowa.

Mojica’s lifeless body was found in a ditch in San Felipe, Zambales. Authorities say Viane may have killed her for telling his estranged wife the whereabouts of the couple’s child whom Viane had brought to the Philippines.

Viane is facing murder charges before the Zambales Regional Trial Court Branch 71.

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