2 motives eyed in Zambo Sur massacre

-A A +A

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ZAMBOANGA CITY (2nd Update, 7:27 p.m.) -- Police are eyeing two possible motives in the massacre of four people, including a four-year-old boy, in the village of Bogayo, Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur.

Zamboanga del Sur Police Director Jose Bayani Gucela said the possible motives are robbery and “love angle”.

The victims identified as Elizabeth Ybanez, 58, widow, and her granddaughters Cherry Mae saquilabon, 16, and Karen Andojo, 23, and nephew Jhon Ryan Celario, 4, were found dead inside their home by their neighbors around 9 a.m. Monday.

The victims, who succumbed to multiple hack and stab wounds, were believed to have been killed around 5 a.m. as their neighbors have heard commotion at the victims' residence.

However, none of them dared to check at that time, thinking it was only a petty quarrel.

Gucela said the motive could be robbery since the suspects, who barged into the victims' residence, carted away P4,000 cash, two mobile phones and a silver necklace.

Gucela said it could also be love angle since they learned that the former live-in partner of one of Ybanez's granddaughters was seen having a drinking spree the night before the victims were found dead. (Sunnex)

Local news

DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and its affiliates. Sun.Star reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules: Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent and respectful. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!
2013 Bar results out

FOREX: US$ 1.00 = PhP 44.420

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippine Lotto Results

Gamesort iconCombinations
Swertres Lotto 11AM8-9-8
Swertres Lotto 4PM4-5-2
Swertres Lotto 9PM6-0-7
EZ2 Lotto 9PM04-02

Sun.Star Jobs
  • SunStar Celebrity
  • Filipino Abroad
  • Habemus Papam
  • Obituary
  • Sun.Star Zup!
  • Sunstar Multimedia
  • Sinulog
  • Technology
  • Festivals
  • ePaper
  • Philippine Polls
  • Pacman blog
  • goodearth
  • tell it to sunstar
  • Calamity Report
  • Pnoy