ACTING Baguio City Police Office city director Senior Superintendent Ramil Saculles said justice may soon be granted to the 16–year–old Pines City National High School (PCNHS) student who was brutally murdered before Christmas.
Saculles said police investigation is zeroing in on a lone suspect that would soon resolve the brutal murder of the teen who died in his way to school.
The police officer said circumstantial evidence coupled with witness accounts will seal the case of the 10th grader who died in Labsan Street, Kayang Extension after suffering from at least 40 stab wounds.
Time-line accounts of the victim’s mother, his companion and passersby who found the victim lifeless in the alley support evidence and investigation by police.
Saculles has ruled out gang wars and drugs as the motive of the murder but refused to divulge information so as not to hamper the impending arrest of the suspect.
Saculles also noted defensive wounds of the student which indicate the height and built of the suspect the police are zeroing in to.
The ill fated student passed through the notorious shortcut on the fateful morning with his assailants carting his gadgets and lunch money with the murder shocking the city a few days before the holidays.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan and the City Government with the Guardians Reform Advocacy for Cooperation and Economic Prosperity Inc. (Garce-Guardian) pooled a P150,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest of the murderers in a bid to hasten the solving of the heinous crime.
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 to ensure no crimes will happen in the area in the future.