2 more ‘salvage’ victims in QC; 8 bodies just this monthBy Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The bodies of two more men believed to be summary execution victims were discovered by the side of a road in Quezon City Tuesday morning.
The find brought to eight the number of “salvage” victims found in the city so far for this month. All of them died of strangulation and none of them has been identified.
Inspector Elmer Monsalve, homicide section chief of the Quezon City Police District, said that they were still checking their records to see if any of the eight was in their files of known criminals.
According to case investigator Police Officer 2 Alvin Quisumbing, the bodies of the two men were found around 6 a.m. in front of a bakeshop near the corner of Blumentritt Extension and Sampaguita Street in La Loma district, Quezon City.
Both bore rope marks around the neck, a sign that they were strangled.
A resident reported the grisly find to barangay officials who sent two watchmen to verify the information.
One of the victims was described as between 40 and 45 years old, of medium build, with fair skin and a tattoo which read “Jhun-jhun” on his right arm. He was dressed in a black shirt and a pair of blue shorts.
The other man was about the same age, around 5’3” in height, of medium build and with fair complexion. He wore a white shirt and cargo shorts.
Police said the residents did not notice any commotion or see suspicious-looking persons at the crime scene before the bodies were found.
Quisumbing added that the area where the men were dumped was dark.
The first salvage victim for this month, a man, was found on Aug. 4, on the North Diversion Road in Barangay Unang Sigaw.
The following morning, two more men were discovered separately stuffed inside two balikbayan boxes in Barangay Masambong and Sto. Domingo. Last Friday, a man’s body was found on the East Service Road in Barangay Unang Sigaw.
The next day, the bodies of a man and a woman were also discovered in two balikbayan boxes on San Jose Street in Barangay San Antonio.