Ex-cop found dead inside car in Laguna

Posted at 06/12/2012 4:09 PM | Updated as of 06/12/2012 6:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A former policeman and an unidentified companion were found dead inside an abandoned car in Biñan, Laguna on Tuesday.

The victim was identified as Senior Police Officer 1 Artemio Arellano Jr., a resident of Calamba who was dismissed from the police force last December.

Biñan Police chief Superintendent Leonard Luna said Arellano’s body was recovered at the back compartment of an abandoned Honda Civic (TDN 955) in Barangay Santo Tomas.

The body of the other victim was found at the car’s backseat.

Both victims had gunshot wounds. Police said the victims may have been killed somewhere else.

Witnesses, meanwhile, said they last spotted Arellano at a vehicle repair shop in Calamba City on Monday night.

Arellano, a Calamba resident, last served at the 4th Regional Public Safety Battalion. – report from Ronilo Dagos, dzMM