May 272013


MANILA, Philippines — A Singaporean was found dead inside his Quezon City home with a single hack wound in what police suspected to be a robbery carried out by the victim’s helper.

The body of Peter Lee, 50, a resident of Detroit Street in Barangay (village) Pinagkaisahan, was discovered at the receiving area of his house at around 4:20 p.m. Sunday.

Police Officer 2 Rhic Pittong, the case investigator, said the foreigner suffered a hack wound in the nape.

The victim is believed to have been robbed since his wallet and IPhone 4 were not found, although no other items were missing.

It was Lee’s driver, Julio Cariño Jr., who discovered the body upon the driver’s arrival from Dau, Pampanga.

Cariño last saw Lee alive after his boss dropped the driver off at around 12:44 p.m. on Sunday at a bus station for his trip to Dau.

The driver said the victim’s teenaged driver, a certain JR was with them at that time.

Pittong suspected that the helper, said to be 16 to 18 years old, 5’3″ to 5’4″ tall and of medium built, might be involved in the killing.

Cariño claimed that when he got back from Dau in the afternoon, JR and his personal belongings were no longer in the house.

The driver also recalled hearing JR getting scolded by their boss although the driver did not know the reason for the scolding.

The helper had been working for Lee for a month after being referred by Lee’s laundry woman.

Pittong learned that the day before the killing, JR tried asking for a cash advance from his boss who declined the request, saying the employee already asked for too many advances.

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