Close  

Fingerprints, DNA tests needed to prove Echanis’ killing — cops

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 09:58 AM August 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Police on Tuesday said it needs to conduct fingerprinting and DNA tests to prove that it was indeed peasant leader and NDFP peace consultant Randall “Randy” Echanis who was killed inside his home in Novaliches, Quezon City.

“Regarding po diyan, kailangan po natin ng proof to prove na siya talaga si Echanis na sinasabi po nila,” Lt. Johnna Sazon, chief of Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Public Information Office, told ANC when asked if the police positively identified that it was Echanis who was stabbed to death inside his apartment.

ADVERTISEMENT

(Regarding that, we need proof to prove that he is Echanis.)

“We are appealing kung sinoman ang relative na makipagtulungan po sa CIDU (Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit) for possible identification kung siya talaga si Echanis o Manuel Santiago like fingerprint or DNA test,” Sazon added.

FEATURED STORIES

(We are appealing to relatives to coordinate with CIDU for possible identification if he is really Echanis or Manuel Santiago like fingerprint or DNA test.)

On Monday morning, police found a body with four stab wounds inside an apartment in Novaliches, Quezon City.

QCPD identified the victim as Manuel Santiago after retrieving the company ID in the crime scene.

But Echanis’ wife, Erlinda, said she positively identified and claimed her husband’s body. Erlinda also claimed police officers took away her husband’s body from the funeral parlor where she transferred the corpse.

Asked if QCPD took Echanis’ body, Sazon said they are still verifying the reports.

“Regarding that, I don’t have any report yet I’ll ask CIDU on that,” she said.

EDV

RELATED VIDEO

ADVERTISEMENT

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: CIDU, Metro, NDFP, Police, QCPD, Randy Echanis
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.