THE Makati City Police is looking at an abandoned taxicab that could be a link to the killing of the widow of the late Filipino reggae musician Dominic “Papadom” Gamboa.
Chief Insp. Shirley Bao, head of the Makati police investigation branch, said the taxicab was found abandoned inside a mall in Makati City last Wednesday at 12:10 p.m.
Bao added that the taxi, a Toyota Vios (UVY 402), had traces of blood, particularly on the passenger seat, seat belt and handbrake.
This made police investigators suspect that the vehicle may be tied to the killing of Papadom’s widow, Maria Amparo Concepcion “Teng” Santa Romana-Gamboa.
Police said a mall security guard noticed the taxicab at Guadalupe Arcadia Square, JP Rizal Extension, on February 10, several hours after Mrs. Gamboa was found dead.
According to Bao, the taxi was reportedly stolen in Pasay City on February 8.
Scene of the Crime Operatives operatives have collected blood samples from the vehicle.
Police investigators are also looking into the possibility that Mrs. Gamboa was a robbery victim.
They are reviewing the closed circuit television (CCTV) camera at the woman’s workplace at Legaspi Village, Barangay San Lorenzo.
CCTV footage showed that Mrs. Gamboa was texting while walking away from her office.