Cops clam up on Edejer massacre

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    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO– The police remain tight-lipped on the development in the Edejer massacre case as the victims were laid to rest at the La Pieta Memorial Park in nearby Angeles City on Wednesday.

    Senior Supt. Oscar Albayalde, provincial police director, refused to make any further comment on the case other than say that Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Edejer is still busy following up leads.

    Albayalde earlier said there is a big possibility that there could only be one gunman since the suspect used a single gun in killing all seven of his victims – the Edejer couple Nicolas and Corazon, their son Kenneth, 19; nephew Nelson Dominico, 17; housemaids Teresita Lansangan, 40; and Kaykay, 27; and masseuse Benigno Villanueva, 52.

    Albayalde surmised that the suspect could be a professional hit man since he used a silencer which masked the sound of the gunfire and all the victims suffered gunshot wounds in the head.

    Meanwhile, police sources said CCTV cameras installed at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Angeles’ northbound entrance and Dau exit were able to record Edejer’s Toyota Hi-Lux pick-up truck (TFO-540) and got a closer view of its driver.

    Edejer’s pick-up was later found abandoned in Barangay San Nicolas- Balas at the boundary of Magalang, Pampanga and Concepcion, Tarlac.

    It exited the NLEx Dau tollgate past 4 p.m. on Sept. 20 as indicated in the tollgate receipt recovered by the police from the vehicle.

    Reports also said Edejer’s neighbors noticed that his vehicle was cruising at high speed past 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, which, they said, is unusual as the victim is known in the community as a low-speed driver.

    They also said the massacre could have possible happened between 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. based on the activities that they noticed from the Edejer’s residence.

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