A dentist, his wife and daughter were found dead inside their house in a remote village in the town of Morong in Rizal province over the weekend, belated police reports said on Tuesday.
Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the victims as Dr. Edgar Dalope, 44; his wife, Maria Teresa, 47, a secretary; and their child, Zynacynt Dalope, 12 an elementary pupil.
The victims’ bloodied bodies were discovered inside their house at Capinpin St., Brgy. San Juan in Morong town by a relative identified as Mark Anthony Dalope.
Dalope reportedly went to the house of the victims to check on them since they could no longer be reached through their mobile phones. Mark Anthony quickly called for police assistance after seeing his relatives’ dead bodies.
Reports also indicated that the dentist found inside the bathroom while his wife’s body was discovered at the living room. The child, on the other hand, was found stuffed inside the family-owned washing machine with her hands and feet tied with a wire and her mouth gagged with a handkerchief.
Elements of the Morong Police Station are now investigating the incident to determine the motive and identify those behind the killing.