Two corpses, one of which belonged to a male baby, and several human body parts were found strewn across Quezon City, reports from the Central Police District (CPD) said.
The baby, which is believed to have been 6 months to 7 months in gestational age, was found Sunday evening by children scavenging for scrap metal and plastic in a creek in Kapiligan Street in Barangay Doña Imelda.
Residents wrapped it in a plastic bag and brought to the barangay hall of Barangay Santol.
Six hours later, a body of a still unidentified man was found by residents dumped in a basketball court at the corner of Bremen and Baker Streets in North Fairview.
Police reports described the body to be 5 feet tall, between 35 to 40 years old, fair complexion and wearing white T-shirt and black pants.
PO1 Ruel Vaccerro, who heads the investigating team, said the man was wearing a brassiere and appeared to have died from a stab wound in the chest.
On Monday morning, street sweeper Domingo Virgilio discovered a man’s torso, two right legs and a left leg stashed inside a black trash bag in old Katipunan road in Loyola Heights.
Around 30 minutes later, a tricycle driver discovered another torso of a man also wrapped inside a black plastic bag at the side street of Batasan and San Mateo roads. Some time later, a right arm was found in Kaliraya Street in Barangay Tatalon, also stored inside a black plastic bag.
Police believe that the same individual or individuals could be behind the killings. They added that the men could be the victims of summary execution. The body parts were taken to the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory for autopsy.
By Karl B. Kaufman