DAVAO CITY -- Four persons, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed in a massacre that police suspect was perpetrated by the partner of the girl's mother at Block 7 Lot 6 Residencia del Rio in Catalunan Pequeño in this city.
But the suspect, Ramon Curray, 47, a call center agent of the SutherLand and resident of the Residencia del Rio, said he just arrived home Wednesday to find the victims' bloodied bodies.
The victims were identified as Ceasar Ann Sacro Omila, 12; her cousin Philip Sacro, 17; their grandmother Virginia Sacro, 58; and Liezle Burongan, alias Inday Molo, 12, a helper.
Omila was a student of the Holy Child in Mintal, while Sacro was studying at the Catalunan Pequeño National High School in Davao City.
Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson, Senior Inspector Milgrace Driz, said the four victims succumbed to multiple stab wounds.
The incident was reported around 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Based on police's initial investigation, Curray is the owner of the house in Catalunan Pequeño.
Neighbors don't know much about the victims, as they were not known to mingle with the neighbors.
Curray is said to be the live-in partner of Vijealine Sacro Omila, the 12-year-old victim's mother.
"Curray has been considered the person of interest over the crime following the report that he and his live-in partner named Vijealine Sacro Omila has conflicts," Driz said, adding there was a cut found on the left arm of the suspect.
"There were reports na hindi na nagpapadala ng pera yung kanyang live-in partner (referring to Vijealine) na nasa Japan. Meron ding nagsabi na parang naalibadbaran na daw yung suspect dun sa apat na biktima na di niya ka anu-ano," Driz said.
Curray denied this, saying the four were already dead when he arrived home from work.
"We believe that the suspect is someone from the house or within the place kasi wala naman bakas na pwersahang pinasok ang bahay. Labas pasok lang daw sa bahay ay si Curray at ilang kaibigan nilang tricycle drivers," Driz said.
Driz said investigation is ongoing, adding that the police are also looking for possible accomplices. (Sun.Star Davao)