Four persons including Chinese-looking individuals and a woman were found dead in separate places in Bacolor town and the City of San Fernando on Tuesday, whom authorities said may all be victims of summary execution.
Three of the victims were discovered by residents of Barangay Maliwalo, Bacolor town at a sugarcane plantation adjacent to the megadike early morning, while the other was stumbled upon by a motorist along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Baliti shortly before noon, said Senior Supt. Rodolfo Recomono Jr., director of Pampanga Provincial Police Office (PPO).
Recomono said investigators are still establishing the link whether the killings are connected to illegal drugs.
“We are investigating it and could possibly be related to drugs,” said Recomono over phone.
The three bodies, Recomono said, were killed somewhere and apparently taken to the sugar cane plantation to hide their bodies. He said the woman was already half buried. They remain unidentified.
A farmer identified as Eutiquio Yumul, of Barangay Potrero, Bacolor town, discovered the bodies and reported his find to authorities.
The other victim was found inside a black Ford Explorer (ll 0994), sitting on the passenger’s seat, with 25 stab wounds. The suspects apparently left the victim at the place to mislead investigators.
Supt. Jean Fajardo, City of San Fernando police chief, said the victim’s hands and feet were tied by packaging tape.
Fajardo said the victim’s body was claimed by his wife who appealed not reveal the identity to protect their businesses.
The victim is a transient Chinese businessman who often visited Angeles City and Manila.