By: Francis Allan L. Angelo
THE TWO separate killings in the city and province of Iloilo are being considered as “crimes of passion,” according to investigators.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is now eyeing the former boyfriend of Rodelyn Dioso, 18, as a suspect in her death early this week.
Dioso and Sonia Amular, wife of Regional Trial Court Judge Daniel Antonio Gerardo S. Amular, were found dead Monday inside the Amulars’ pension house in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo.
Dioso, who is a relative of the Amulars, worked as Sonia’s assistant.
The Barotac Nuevo police earlier said they are investigating former employees of the Amulars relative to the case.
But the NBI investigators said they found circumstantial evidence that will tag a certain Nonie to the case.
NBI probers said they discovered a “breakup letter” in Dioso’s bag terminating her relationship with Nonie so she can concentrate on her studies.
Written in English and Filipino, Dioso also encouraged her former beau to finish his education for his own good. She said it hurts her to severe their relationship but she had to decide for their own good.
Investigators also discovered that Dioso intended to send the letter to Nonie but later decided to tell him personally about her decision.
NBI agents have traced and investigated Nonie whom they described as “seemingly nonchalant or unaffected by his former girlfriend’s death. But his demeanor turned into fidgety when they started questioning him.
Nonie told investigators that Dioso sent him a text message to see her last between 3pm and 4pm Sunday so they can go to mass.
But the former boyfriend said the meeting did not happen because he was busy.
NBI investigator John Katipunan said they are also investigating a third set of footprints found in the crime scene and Dioso’s wounds mostly in the right portion of her chest which may have been inflicted by a left-handed person.
Based on the autopsy conducted on Dioso’s remains, the NBI medico legal officer found fresh lacerations in her vagina, an indication of sexual activity or rape before her death.
Scene of the crime operatives also found some traces of semen inside the comfort room where Dioso was found.
Katipunan said they will continue to dig more evidence and get statements from witnesses to shed more light on the killings.
Earlier, the police looked into the theory of personal grudges.
Meanwhile, police in LaPaz, Iloilo City will file murder charges against Reynaldo Bolinas of Brgy. Pangi, San Dionisio for allegedly killing his niece-in-law inside Katrina Lodge Monday.
C/Insp. Alexander Rosales, LaPaz police chief, said one angle they are considering is the illicit affair between victim Lenny Grace Ariola and Bolinas who is married with four children.
Rosales said Bolinas may have been irked after discovering that Ariola has a boyfriend. His anger may have worsened when the victim sent messages to her boyfriend while inside the motel room.
Police found Ariola’s cellphone smashed on the motel room’s floor.
Police are also considering the possibility that Bolinas tried to curry sexual favors from victim Ariola in exchange for money.
This angle seems to jive with the revelations of Ariola’s cousin Beauty to investigators that the suspect attempted to rape the victim last April 12.
Ariola also told her cousin that she will go with the suspect to an unspecified place last May 13, a day before she was found dead under the bed of the motel’s Room No. 26.
Based on the PNP medico legal report, Ariola was strangled to death after she was rendered unconscious by banging her head on a hard surface.
The autopsy also showed hematoma on her right cheek, shoulders and arms. But no lacerations were found in her vagina.