CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – At least six persons were invited for questioning, including the Edejer’s family driver, to shed light on the Sept. 20 massacre that left six persons dead at a residential compound along Molave Street, L&S Subdivision, Barangay Telabastagan here.
Senior Supt. Oscar Albayalde, Pampanga police acting director, said Mike Sula of Brgy. Sapang Maisac, Mexico town, the family driver, a certain Jake and four others including friends and relatives who have business deals with the victims were all probed in connection with the multiple killings.
“Everybody remains suspects,” said Albayalde, stressing that no clear lead yet as to the motive. “We are still on the process of validating and eliminating information submitted by the investigating panel,” he pointed out.
He said that the multiple murders have something to do with the Edejer’s businesses like casino financing and fish trading.
This developed as Nicolas Edejer, 42, expired while under observation at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Sacred Heart Hospital in Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Angeles City.
With Nicolas death, the number of fatalities at the residence of Edejer rose to seven. Other victims were Corazon Salas-Edejer, 47, son Kenneth, 19, house helpers Teresita Lansangan-Camiling, 40, a certain Kaykay, 27, Nelson Dominico, 17, and Benigno Villanueva Jr., 52.
Albayalde said SITG Edejer is doing everything to identify the perpetrators responsible behind the incident.
He said probers have been fielded to Brgy. San Nicolas-Balas, Concepcion, Tarlac to gather information relative to the case as the Toyota Hi-Lux pick-up truck of Nick was abandoned in that place.
“We expand the investigation to Tarlac because the vehicle was recovered in that area,” said Albayalde, adding that a receipt issued by the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) toll booth indicates that the black Toyota Hi-Lux (TFO-54O) entered the highway via the Angeles City toll gate and exited at Dau interchange past 4 p.m.
The suspects fled onboard the vehicle owned by Edejer bringing with them significant amount of cash and the CCTV recording machine looted at the victims’ residence.
Albayalde said some P1.7 million cash were found by scene of the crime investigators stashed at the masters’ bedroom while the vault where the huge cash believed stashed was found at the ground floor.
“We’re doing everything to get into the bottom of the case,” said Albayalde. – Jess Malabanan