P200K reward put up for info on suspects in Bulacan massacre

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, Bulacan – Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado instructed Bulacan acting police director Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., to step up manhunt for the suspect or suspects in the murder of a family of five, including 3 young children, in Northridge Royal Subdivision, Bgy. Sto. Cristo here and leave no stone unturned for their immediate arrest.

At the same time, Alvarado put up a P100,000 cash reward to anyone who could give information on identity of the suspect or suspects that would lead to their capture.

“Justice must be served immediately for the victims of this gruesome crime. This senseless killing must not go unpunished,” he said.

Earlier, SJDM City police head Supt. Fitz Macariola announced that SJDM City Mayor Arthur Robes has put up P100,000 cash reward.

This brings to P200,000 the total amount of cash rewards for the immediate arrest of the suspect or suspects.

Police identified the victims as Auring Dizon, 58; Estrella Dizon, 35, Donny Carlos y Dizon, 11; Ella Carlos y Dizon, 7; and Dexter Carlos Jr., 1 year old.

He also said that since the discovery of the victims at around 9 a.m. Tuesday, police investigators invited several persons of interest for questioning.

Based on initial police investigation, it was learned that Dexter Carlos Jr., husband of victim Estrella, arrived at their house at around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday after working as nightshift security guard in Makati City and noticed that no one was responding to his call to open their gate.

Macariola said that this prompted Carlos to climb the steel gate and from a small opening saw his mother-in-law lying on the floor, lifeless and without lower garments. Carlos immediately went to the back of the house and was shocked to see the naked and lifeless body of his wife, full of stab wounds.

When Carlos finally got inside the house he found his three children locked up in a room, all dead also with stab wounds.

Macariola has earlier said that the elder woman and the wife of Carlos could have been raped. As of press time, police ruled out robbery as a motive behind the killings. He said that they are still waiting for the results of the examinations undertaken by a SOCO team from the Bulacan PNP Crime Laboratory.

Police investigators also said that there was no forcible entry and theorized that the victims knew the identity of the suspects.

Macariola said that the homeowners association as well as village officials are closely coordinating with the police for the speedy solution of the case. –Emil G. Gamos

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