EPD sees 2 persons of interest in bank employee’s slay

  • Written by Arlene Rivera
  • Published in Metro
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THE witness in the slaying of a bank employee, who was possibly raped and burned to death and dumped
at a former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) impounding area in Pasig City, now turns as
person of interest, along with a mechanic, the Eastern Police District (EPD) said.

Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula, EPD director, said this after witness Randy Oavenada, 37, driver
of  Timber Port Enterprises, gave conflicting statements and inconsistencies in his testimonies on the
“May mga inconsistencies siya sa statement kaya nagkaroon ng duda ang pulisya na gusto n’ya
iligaw ang imbestigasyon,” Sapitula said in an interview.
Pasig police chief Senior Supt. Orlando Yebra Jr. said Diolan Asibuchi, mechanic of Mega Bus
Line, is also considered as another person of interest after Oavenada pinpointed him as the one who
was seen shredding cartons allegedly  used to set fire.
Asibuchi is now under police custody for questioning and he is now considered a person of
interest based on circumstantial evidence.
The two are now under investigation over the death of Mabel Cama, teller of Malayan Bank, who
was found and burned to death few meters away from her residence at 5 Ortigas Ave. Extension, Bgy.
Rosario, Pasig City, which also served as a garage and terminal of   Mega Bus Line, on Sunday
Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) who processed the crime scene said the victim sustained a
broken skull and multiple injuries in the body.
She was also half-naked and partially burned when discovered.
The victim was reportedly missing since November 10 after she was not able to come home from
her office in Makati City and  found burned to death at a bunkhouse Sunday afternoon.
It was learned that the victim’s belongings were missing but her cellphone was found. A
uniform of a guard was also recovered at the crime scene.
Sapitula ordered Yebra to conduct profiling on the two persons of interest and monitor their
activities to prevent them from going anywhere once the investigation will prove that they were
responsible for the crime.
“I-monitor sila para anytime makuha sila kung positibong may kinalaman sila sa krimen, kasi
baka biglang makawala,” he said.
The EPD chief is set to request the Pasig City government to offer reward money for the
suspect’s arrest.