5 salvage victims found in QC, Manila

Posted at 08/18/2012 11:38 AM | Updated as of 08/18/2012 11:38 AM
Salvage victims found in QC

MANILA, Philippines – Five victims of summary execution were discovered in three separate areas in Metro Manila on Saturday.

The bodies of the first two female victims were found inside two balikbayan boxes abandoned along Blumentritt in Manila. The boxes were about 100 to 200 meters away from each other.

Police said one of the victims was about 45 to 50 years old and the other one was between 50 to 55 years old.

Authorities said the unidentified victims bore signs that they were strangled to death.

Witnesses said a white L-300 van was seen in the area before the balikbayan boxes were discovered.

In Balintawak, the body of a male victim was discovered around 4 a.m. along the East Service Road of the North Luzon Expressway in Barangay Unang Sigaw.

Two hours later, two more balikbayan boxes were abandoned along Lincoln Street in Barangay San Antonio in Quezon City. The words “Budol Ako” was found written on the boxes.

The boxes contained the bodies of a male and a female described to be around 35 to 40 years old. They were also strangled.

Police believe the three incidents are connected as “budol money” was found on the unidentified victims and the manner of death was also the same. Report from dzMM