• Binangonan police widen dragnet for killers of De Castro



    Binangonan Police chief, Chief Inspector Tom Maragondon, said that they are doing their best to hunt down the men who killed Daniel De Castro. Despite the local police station’s meager resources, the official said he was able to seek help from higher authorities.
    “We have requested artists from Camp Crame to help us with the cartographic sketches of the suspects. We have with us witnesses who could vividly describe the assailants,” Maragondon said.

    He added that based on footage from a closed circuit television camera (CCTV) that they now possess, Cocoy drove the Pajero just 10 seconds after the robbers had left.

    “We are getting breakthroughs and our investigation is continuing. It covers the entire province and as far as Pasig City,” he said.

    Maragondon said they have collated rouges’ galleries from various police units to help in the identification of the attackers. Likewise, they are already checking on the background of local goons who were previously charged with a similar offense.

    The police official said that he strongly believes the suspects are not far and that they could be part of an organized group that preys on wealthy businessmen in the province.

    Thrice over
    The attack on the De Castro couple breathed life to the old case of Maria Lourdes.

    A check by The Times indicated that charges of murder and attempted murder were filed against two suspects in the killing of Baby. The family laments, however, that none of the suspects has been arrested.

    Based on the accounts of witnesses Ronald Cebrero and Florentino Fuyoc, the suspects were Roger Casanova and Rodolfo Acero, who were residents of Sitio Sto Nino, Bgy. Bilibiran also in Binangonan.

    The family fears that the attack on the De Castro could be related to the attack on Baby and Alfredo.

    “We just want justice for our slain kin. We still trust those who are in charge of the investigation. This must stop. We have suffered enough already,” Maritess said.


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