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3 suspects in death of 79-year-old woman in QC arrested, 2 others still at large

Three suspects have been arrested over the death of a 79-year-old woman who was initially reported missing in Quezon City, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said on Wednesday.

“Ang mga suspects natin, tatlo sila, ay nasa kulungan na rin natin. May dalawa pang pinaghahanap at hina-hunting natin,” QCPD chief Brigadier General Nicolas Torre III told GMA News’ Unang Hirit.

(Three suspects are in detention. We are still locating and hunting for two other suspects.)

On February 11, police found the body of 79-year-old Edilbertha Gomez—who had been missing since January 14—with a gunshot wound on the head in Tanay, Rizal.

One of the suspects, taxi driver Mark Anthony Valera Cosio or “Mac Mac”, who had been initially arrested in a buy-bust operation, confessed that he and his cohorts dumped Gomez’s body in Tanay, the police said.

He identified the other suspects as Rolando Mosinos Picaña or “Lanlan”, Keith Richard Robosa, and Jimbo Robosa, according to the police.

Manhunt operations are still ongoing to arrest Picaña and an alias “John Paul”, the QCPD said.

Cosio also revealed that they were responsible for the death of Maria Cristina dela Cruz Capistrano, who was reported missing on January 27 and whose body was found in Mexico, Pampanga on January 29, the police said. —KG, GMA Integrated News