6:32 pm | Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
MANILA, Philippines–The friends of a Filipino nurse who was shot and killed Saturday as he rode his car to work in Memphis, Tennessee, began raising money to bring his remains back to the Philippines, his aunt in Angeles City said on Wednesday.
Angelina Geronimo said the body of her nephew, Eraño Catap Santos, 33, could not yet be brought home because the investigation has yet to be completed.
“There are no suspects yet,” Geronimo said of the probe in the United States.
A report from ABC News Radio (http://abcnewsradioonline.com/memphis-news/) cited witnesses as telling investigators that Santos “was shot during a physical altercation” in the parking lot of the Stonebridge Crossing Apartments. The report said Santos’ vehicle was seized.
Geronimo said Santos’ friends are raising $10,000 (P432,200) to bring him home for a burial in Angeles City.
Santos, a bachelor and the youngest of four siblings who were orphaned at an early age, started working in Tennessee in May last year.
“He was kind, quiet and had many friends,” Geronimo said.
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