ARTURO AMASCUAL, a 67-year-old widower, was found slumped dead at the passenger seat of the taxi he was driving with his face covered with packing tape while his hands and feet were tied. The police found out that the personal belongings of Amascual were missing. Amascual’s son, Eric, said his father retired from his work as a taxi driver seven years ago but returned to work because he borrowed money to have a cataract operation. It was believed the victim died of suffocation. As of press time, autopsy report was not yet ready.