Probe on killings of ex-cop, aide in Pangasinan ordered
DAGUPAN CITY –– Police Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., Ilocos regional police director, has ordered the Pangasinan Provincial Police to investigate the recent killing of a former policeman and his aide, both from Binalonan town.
A belated police report showed that the bodies of former police officer Alvin John Eleazar, 31, and his aide Ariel Padilla, were found in a creek in Barangay Killo, Sison town on July 26.
The victims’ remains were taken to a funeral home in Sison.
Investigators said the two were reported to be missing since July 24.
The victims suffered bullet wounds to their heads and bore signs of torture.
Padilla’s head was wrapped in a black plastic bag and his legs tied with masking tape.
Eleazar’s last assignment was at the intelligence section of Region I Police Office before being dismissed from the service in December 2019.
Azurin said part of the investigation would also focus on the activities of Eleazar and his alleged involvement in criminal activities after his dismissal from the service. INQ