3 Ilocos dead women: extrajudicial killings?

CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union – The bodies of three unidentified women who were allegedly “salvaged” or summarily killed were found along the dike of Kennon road in Barangay Bangar, Rosario, La Union Wednesday morning.

Chief Inspector Bernabe Oribello, Rosario police chief, said the faces of the two women were wrapped with packaging tapes when they were discovered at around 10:00 a.m. by a certain Zaldy Hill, driver and resident of Camp 1 in Rosario town.

Photo courtesy of Rosario Police

Scene of the Crime Operatives of the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 1 (RCLO1) identified one of victims as wearing a maroon shirt and black polka dot shorts, curly hair, about 4’11” in height, and 30-40 yrs old.

The other dead woman was in sky blue sweat shirt with inner gray shirt, blue maong pants, had wavy hair, 5’1″ in height, 30-40 yrs old and wore a silver necklace.

Both women sustained head injuries, while the other victim, with a stab wound on her neck, was wearing black sweat shirt with white stripe, blue maong pants, had a silver Buddha ring on one of her fingers, with wavy hair, 4’10” in height, and about 40-45 yrs old.

Oribello believed that the bodies were dumped in the area by unidentified assailants because there was no crime incident reported in Rosario the night preceding the discovery. Kennon road is one of three arteries going up to Baguio.

Photo Courtesy of Rosario PNP-northboundasia.com

He said he could not discount the possibility that the killings were related to the illegal drugs trade.

The Rosario Police station requested the Medico Legal Officer from RCLO1 to conduct autopsies on the bodies to determine the cause of death of the women.

The police have been conducting follow- up investigation in the place where the bodies of the victims were found for their possible identification. Jun Elias and Christine Junio/Northbound Philippines News