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Aguirre orders NBI to probe slay of seaman’s wife, daughter in Cavite

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 08:14 PM December 14, 2017

DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. / Jhoanna Ballaran

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the double-murder of a seaman’s wife and daughter in General Trias City, Cavite.

Aguirre on Thursday signed a department order instructing the NBI to conduct an investigation and case build-up on the deaths of Ruby Gamos, 34, and daughter Shaniah Nicole, 7.
READ: Killer in Cavite double-murder possibly known to victims — police


The justice chief also ordered NBI Director Dante Gierran to regularly submit a progress update of the investigation to his office.

The two were found dead inside their home at Kensington, Barangay Navarro last Tuesday, Dec. 12. According to police, Gamos died from a blow to the head, while Shaniah Nicole was choked to death.


The victims’ phone, jewelry and car, a red Toyota Wigo, were missing, according to Police Supt. Sandro Tafalla, General Trias police chief.

The incident, Tafalla said, was reported to the police on Monday afternoon after a relative discovered the victims’ bodies inside their house.

Tafalla told radio dzMM on Thursday that “there is a huge possibility” that Gamos and her daughter knew their killers since investigators did not find any sign of forced entry at their house.

“Malaki ang posibilidad kasi paano siya nakapasok doon sa subdivision,” the police chief said in the radio interview. /jpv

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