Blood dripping from a van abandoned on a vacant lot in Taguig City led to the discovery of three male bodies lying atop each other, their hands and feet tied and heads covered with cloth on Saturday, police said.
Senior Inspector Ruther Saquilian, chief of Taguig City Police Criminal Investigation Division, said a security guard, identified as Teodulo Legaspi, discovered the abandoned van around 8 a.m. at Purok 6, Ibayo Napindan, a residential area.
After noticing blood dripping from the L300 van, Legaspi immediately called the attention of the police.
Initial investigation showed that two unidentified men were seen alighting and walking away from the van at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Saquilian describes the victims between 30 and 40 years old. There were no identification cards were recovered.
The bodies were near decomposition stage, according to Saquilian.
Police were still determining the circumstances behind the victims’ death.
The van bore a fake plate number. But a detached plate number (WJI 458) was discovered inside the van which turned out to be the real one.
Police later verified that the van is owned by Theresita Don Diego who was reported stolen last Feb. 4 in Don Bosco Parañaque City.
Probers are now looking for closed-circuit cameras installed in the area that would possibly aid in their investigation.