COLORADO SPRINGS — Jail records show that 38-year-old Dane Kallungi was arrested in New Mexico, charged with murder for the death of his wife Jepsy Kallungi, who was last seen two years ago.
Jepsy Amaga Kallungi, 26, has not been seen or heard from since March 20, 2019, according to her mother Margie Amaga.
“She always talked to me. She always messaged me, so I wondered at the time why she’s not online,” Margie said.
Investigators believe Jepsy Kallungi was strangled and buried in Southern Colorado by her husband. She has not been located.
#BREAKING: @CSPDPIO just released more information regarding Jepsy Kallungi's case. Investigators believe her husband, Dane Kallungi, strangled Jepsy Kallungi and buried her body in an unknown location. He was arrested on Wednesday in New Mexico. Press conference at 2:30. @KOAA pic.twitter.com/hIhZiwg5aU— Colette Bordelon (@ColetteBordelon) June 18, 2021
Margie told News 5 Jepsy moved to the United States in 2017 from the Philippines.
She fell in love with a man she met online, Dane Kallungi. Kallungi, 38, a Colorado Springs resident, married Amaga in July 2017, according to Margie.
Margie said he’s the last person to have seen Jepsy, telling her he thought Jepsy was headed back to the Philippines, Mexico, or Chicago to visit her friends.
When News 5 talked with her mother, she was in Hong Kong and was trying to get a visa to travel to the U.S. to find her daughter. She told News 5 she felt hopeless watching the case from 7,500 miles away.
“It’s really hard for me. It’s really painful for me because I am very far. I cannot comfort her, and I don’t know where I find her. I don’t know. I’m only alone,” Margie said.
Colorado Springs Police say this is still an active investigation, and more information about the case is expected to be released Friday. Anyone with information that could help find Kallungi is encouraged to call the department.
To our community—— Colorado Springs Police Department (@CSPDPIO) June 17, 2021
Yesterday, Dane Kallungi was taken into custody in New Mexico for the murder of his missing wife, Jepsy Kallungi.
This is still an active investigation, but we plan to have more detailed information for our community tomorrow.