Security guard Dexter Carlos walked into his home in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan on Tuesday to find his family, including his one-year-old son and blind mother-in-law, stabbed to death.
In a report by Cesar Apolinario on "24 Oras," the victims were identified as Carlos mother-in-law Auring Dizon, 58; wife Estrella Dizon, 28; and children Donnie, 11; Ella, 7 and Dexter Jr., 1.
"Sabi ng mga PNP, hindi lang isang tao. Siguro grupo daw 'yung bumanat... Kahit man lang sana tinira 'yung mga anak ko, ang babata pa ng mga 'yon, pagbigyan naman sana silang lumaki," Carlos Sr. said.
Police said they are eyeing rape as the motive of the crime as the wife and mother-in-law of Carlos were found naked.
"Nakita po si Estrella Dizon na nasa likurang bahagi ng bahay sa may pintuan at nakahandusay din po at walang saplot 'yung ibabang parte ng kanyang katawan. 'Yung mga biktima po ay nakahubad po at wala pong saplot sa katawan. Possibly po ay na-rape bago sila namatay," said Police Supt. Fitz Macariola, chief of police of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.
Police said there was no sign of robbery in the house. They added there could be more than one suspect.
Carlos, who works in Makati City, said that upon arriving home from work, no one responded to his calls so he just climbed the gate of the house to enter.
The suspects possibly knew his family well, he said.
"Alam nila sir eh. Alam kasi nila na panggabi ako lagi... na pag wala 'yung motor, alam na nila na wala ako. Siguro 'yung pumupunta rin sa bahay eh, 'yung mga nag-iigib, ganon. Kasi kakilala ng mga anak ko eh. Pati mga anak ko dinali eh," he added in a separate report by Emil Sumangil.
Some neighbors, who are considered persons of interest, have already been invited for questioning.
"Lahat ng may access po sa bahay nila, either sa kanilang pagpapaigib ng tubig, 'yung kanyang mga kapit-bahay at saka tricycle drivers po na nandito nakapalibot sa harap ng kanilang bahay, lahat pong 'yan ay ating tinitingnan," Macalintal said. —Anna Felicia Bajo/JST, GMA News