AS THE year ends, justice remains elusive for the family of the 16-year–old boy from Pines City National High School (PCNHS) murdered by still unknown assailants.

Acting Baguio City Police Office director Senior Superintendent Ramil Saculles said there is a person of interest the police is zeroing in on but refused to comment further on details saying information remain sensitive and have to be validated.

The 10th grader from PCNHS died in Labsan Street in Kayang Extension after suffering from at least 40 stab wounds.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said it is his hope the murder of the teener will be solved soon as he leads the advocacy for justice to the family.

The student passed through the notorious shortcut with his murderers carting his gadgets and lunch money.

Domogan led the City Government with the Guardians Reform Advocacy for Cooperation and Economic Prosperity, Inc. (GRACE-Guardian) in pooling a P150,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest of the murderers.

Michael Lawana, President of the Baguio City Association of Barangay Councils and city council representative said a meeting with Kayang Extension village chief yielded a resolute decision to add more barangay tanods and install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras.

Since the murder, police has been silent in their investigation, refusing to divulge information so as not to compromise the case.