Eastern Visayas cop chief orders probe on killings of mom, 2 kids in Samar
TACLOBAN CITY —The regional police director in Eastern Visayas has ordered the immediate investigation on the killing Wednesday of a 26-year-old mother and her two children, aged 3 and 5 months old, in Catbalogan City, Samar.
Brigadier General Vincent Calanoga wanted to identify and arrest the suspect, according to Lieutenant Colonel Ma. Bella Rentuaya, the Eastern Visayas police information officer.
Rea Oreo and her two children were found dead outside their house in Barangay Pupua with their throats slashed.
The grisly incident was discovered by the victim’s husband, Edito Candiz, who just returned home after he was done with his job as a motorcycle driver at the city proper, 3.5 kms away from their village.
Rea, when found by her husband, was lying dead embracing her 5-month baby boy. The other child was a 3-year-old baby girl.
The city police have yet to determine the identity of the suspect and his motive in killing the victims as their investigation was still ongoing, Sergeant Ronaldo Salentes said.
The incident was reported about 6 p.m. by Candiz to the city police with the help of village officials
Papua village chairman Sosimo Basal Jr., in an interview, said they were shocked by this grisly incident.
“This is very shocking and could not have been done by a sane man. He could have at least spared the young children who could not defend themselves,” he said.ED