Police authorities have yet to establish the identities of the persons behind the killing of Ma. Aurora Moynihan, the sister of actress Maritoni Fernandez who was found dead over the weekend.
“Wala pa, (nothing yet),” Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit chief Supt. Rodel Marcelo said when asked if investigators have gained some leads on the case.
The body of Moynihan, a resident of Makati City, was found early Saturday on the corner of Temple Drive and Giraffe Street in Barangay Ugong Norte in Quezon City.
Probers said Moynihan’s body was dumped on the street with a piece of cardboard bearing the message “drug pusher ng mga celebrities, kasunod na kayo!”(drug pusher to the celebrities you are next).”
QCPD Director, Senior Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said Moynihan was not on the city’s drug watch list but her case was considered drug-related because four sachets of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia were recovered at the crime scene.
The police are checking if the killing was captured by CCTV cameras installed near where the body was dumped.
At least 20 other drug suspects were killed during the weekend nationwide as the Philippine National Police (PNP) continues to implement its campaign against illegal drugs.
As of Monday, 1,487 drug suspects have been killed since July 1, 2016. At least 710,555 drug users and pushers have surrendered.