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Palace assures public: No whitewash in Arnaiz slay probe

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 01:19 PM September 05, 2017
Carl Angelo Arnaiz

After a 10-day disappearance, 19-year-old Carl Arnaiz of Cainta, Rizal, is returned in a casket to a family filled with anguish and disbelief. (Photo by KRIXIA SUBINGSUBING / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Malacañang on Tuesday assured the public that there would be no whitewash in the investigation on the death of 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz whose body was found in a morgue in Caloocan City.

“We assure the public that there will be no whitewash, and there will be a thorough and impartial investigation, and those who will be found responsible will be made accountable before our laws,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a Palace briefing.

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Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II had earlier ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe the death of Arnaiz.

READ: Aguirre orders probe of death of Carl Angelo Arnaiz

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Arnaiz, who was reportedly with a friend, left their house in Cainta late in the evening last August 17.

His body was recovered 10 days later at a Caloocan City morgue.

The Caloocan City police officers who shot Arnaiz said the 19-year old had robbed a taxi driver and fought back as they were trying to arrest him.

Autopsy report said Arnaiz was shot five times — three shots in the chest, one in his left side, and one in his right arm. IDL

READ: PAO autopsy: Carl Angelo Arnaiz was shot 5 times – 3 in the chest

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