Car of PLDT exec’s wife sighted twice in Cavite
SAN PEDRO CITY – Footage from the security cameras of the municipal government of Carmona, Cavite provided the police some solid evidence as they traced the route of Gloria Gonzales on the day the slain businesswoman and wife of a telecommunication executive went missing.
Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, spokesperson of the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) handling Gonzales’ case, said the victim’s gold Toyota Innova (UOS 146) was spotted twice on June 25 in Carmona town.
The first instance was when the vehicle passed by Barangay (village) Cabilang Baybay at around 1:46 p.m. and the second was along Barangay Mabuhay at the Southwoods intersection at around 1:55 p.m.
“The plate number (of the vehicle) was visible but whoever was inside the vehicle was not clear,” Gaoiran said in a phone interview Thursday.
She said the vehicle was headed towards General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) town, also in Cavite.
Gonzales, 46, was the wife of John Gonzales, the vice president and head for corporate relationship management of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. She was last seen at around 1:30 p.m. on June 25 when she left their residence in Parañaque City.
Earlier, John told police that his wife’s cellphone signal was traced in Barangay Acacia in Silang, Cavite at around 2:30 p.m. on the same day.
The victim’s body was found three days later, around 9:30 a.m. on June 28, inside her own vehicle abandoned in Biñan City, Laguna.
Gaoiran said the footage showed that the victim, who also owned a jewelry business, made it to Carmona. Although the police have not yet confirmed John’s statement about the phone signal, she said they were considering the possibility that Gonzales went to Silang.
From Parañaque City, one possible route for private vehicles to reach Silang is via Carmona and GMA towns. Biñan City meanwhile is on the boundary of Laguna and Cavite.
The police have yet to say whether anything was stolen from the victim, although Gaoiran said there was not a single personal belonging recovered when the victim’s body was found.
That however did not mean they were already zeroing in on robbery. “If it were just robbery, why didn’t they (assailants) take the vehicle?” she added.
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