Five unidentified bodies were found in separate locations in Pasay City yesterday as police launched an investigation on whether these incidents were related.
The first body was discovered by roving policemen along Diokno Boulevard just before midnight of Tuesday and was described as about 5’5” in height, wearing black shirt, brown short pants with belt, medium built, and sported curly hair.
PO1 Benigno Aquino and PO1 Cesar Baldenaro Jr. of the Buendia Police Community Precinct discovered the cadaver who was lying face down, with stab wounds in different parts of the body, his face and hands wrapped with packaging tape while a placard was seen beside him with the message: “Wag tularan, carnapper/adik ako. Maraming tao na niloko namin.”
In a grassy part of the southbound lane of the service road along Roxas Boulevard, another male victim was found at 2:33 a.m. by a concerned citizen.
The victim was wearing a yellow shirt with markings “London England” and khaki short pants, his head covered with packaging tape and a placard was placed on his body that reads: “Carnapper ako huwag tularan. Madami na kaming nabiktima.”
An hour later along Donada Street, a bullet-riddled body was seen which was described as around 30 years old, about 5-foot-6 and had tattoo on the left arm bearing the word “Martinez”.
Security guard Rodelito Epic of a nearby university said he heard successive gunshots before the discovery of the body.
Recovered from the scene were six empty shell from a caliber .45 pistol and a placard saying “Wag tularan, akyat bahay ako. Ako po si Patrick.”
Police are now checking if the body belonged to one Patrick Martinez.
The two more victims were uncovered in a vacant lot along Taft Avenue and along Roxas Boulevard, respectively, raising suspicion that all five corpses were victims of one and the same group.
“Ngayon, iniimbestigahan na natin kung posibleng iisa lang ang tumira dahil merong mga pare-parehong nakatali at nakabalot ‘yong mukha, kamay at paa ng packaging tape,” said Chief Inspector Rolando Baula, of the Pasay Station Investigation and Detective Management Branch (SIDMB). (MARTIN SADONGDONG)