Tuesday, October 14, 2014
POLICE READIES CHARGES ON SUSPECT IN OLONGAPO SLAY
Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Police Regional Office 3 under the leadership of PCSUPT RAUL D PETRASANTA, continues to prove that it is quick in solving cases as the suspect in Olongapo slay victimizing a transgender has been identified.
After coordination has been made with the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), wherein the suspect was identified as Private First Class JOSEPH SCOTT PEMBERTON, United States Marine Corps 2nd Battalion 9th Marines, assigned at WESTPACEXPRESS. Pemberton was positively identified by Mark Clarence Gelviro, witness, thru photo line-up process provided by the NCIS representative.
It has been recalled that on October 11, 2014, victim Jeffrey Laude y Serdoncillo, a.k.a.“Jennifer”, 26, male, a resident of 5th St., Drapper West Tapinac, Olongapo was found dead at the comfort room of Room Nr. 1, Celzone Lodge located at 87 Ramon Magsaysay Drive, East Tapinac, Olongapo City.
Prior to that, victim together with Mark Clarence Gelviro, a.k.a. “Barbie” met suspect PEMBERTON at Ambyanz Disco Bar located along Magsaysay Drive, East Tapinac, Olongapo City on the evening of October 11, 2014 and decided to check-in at Celzone Lodge. Victim asked Gelviro to leave before the foreigner could discover that they were both gays and transgender.
The cashier of the hotel, Mr Elias Gallamos and victim’s friend Gelviro identified the suspect as a male with white complexion, marine haircut, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” in height with pointed nose, which fits to the photo showed during investigation.
A Special Investigation Task Group “LAUDE” was immediately created headed by Olongapo City Police Director together with OCPO Crime Laboratory, Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division and Provincial Legal Service for the immediate filing of appropriate charges against the suspect who is now restricted under the custody of United States Marine Corps 2nd Battalion 9th Marines in Olongapo City.
PCSUPT PETRASANTA further stated that “After the thorough investigation of the SITG “Laude” and all the findings are out, we will abide to the usual judicial proceedings as contained in the Visiting Forces Agreement to guarantee that justice will be served.”
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