Lone massacre survivor dies-A A +A
By Ric Sapnu
Monday, September 23, 2013
CAMP OLIVAS -- The lone survivor in last Friday's massacre at the L & S subdivision in Barangay Telabastagan, City of San Fernando died early Monday morning while undergoing treatment at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Angeles City.
Senior Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, Pampanga police provincial director, said Nicolas Edejer, 42, head of the Edejer family, died around 5 a.m. Monday.
Edejer was the lone survivor among the seven victims of a shooting incident at 19 Molave Street of the said subdivision, which occurred around 6 p.m. Friday, Albayalde said.
He said Edejer, who was shot in the head, was immediately taken to the said hospital for medical treatment.
The other victims in the massacre were Edejer's wife Corazon, 47; son Kenneth Nolan Edejer, 19; stay-in staff Nelson Dominico, 17; a female househelp identified only as Kakay, 27, of Sapang Bato, Angeles City; another househelp Teresita Lansangan-Camiling, 40, of Magalang town; and Benigno Villanueva Ingar Jr., 52, of Balibago, Angeles City.
Invited for questioning
Meanwhile, at least six persons were invited for questioning, including Edejer's family driver, to shed light on the incident.
"Everybody remains as suspects," said Albayalde, but added there is no clear lead yet as to the motive. "We are still in the process of validating and eliminating information submitted by the investigating panel."
He said the multiple murders may have something to do with the Edejers' businesses, including casino financing and being a fish dealer.
Albayalde said SITG Edejer is doing everything to identify the perpetrators responsible behind the multiple murders.
He said probers have been fielded to Barangay San Nicolas-Balas in Concepcion, Tarlac to gather information relative to the case, as the Edejers' Toyota Hi-Lux (TFO-54O) was abandoned by the suspects there.
"We are expanding the investigation to Tarlac because the vehicle was recovered there," said Albayalde, adding a receipt issued by the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) toll booth indicates that the vehicle entered the highway via the Angeles City toll gate and exited at the Dau interchange past 4 p.m. Friday.
The suspects used the said vehicle as their getaway vehicle, bringing with them a significant amount of cash and a CCTV recording machine taken from the victims' residence.
Also, some P1.7 million in cash were found by Scene of the Crime investigators stashed at the masters’ bedroom, while the vault where money is believed stashed was found at the ground floor, abandoned by the suspects.
The Task Group also said they are going to open the safety vault.
"We would like to know what is inside the safety vault," the task group said, hoping that they would find evidence that could lead to the immediate solution of the case.
"We're doing everything to get into the bottom of the case," said Albayalde.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 24, 2013.