Santiago family reportedly refused to cooperate with authorities.
Why? But who would commit a suicide by shooting oneself from behind the neck (nape)? That kind of mortal gunshot is more like an execution style killing.
No matter, my condolences to the bereaved family.
No clue on death of Miriam’s son
By M. PUNONGBAYAN
Quezon City policemen are having trouble investigating the mysterious death of former Senator Miriam Santiago’s 22-year-old son because the victim’s family refused to cooperate with authorities.
Central Police District investigators still have no clue as to what really happened to Alexander Santiago, a student of Ateneo de Manila University.
Alexander was found dead inside his bedroom at the Santiago residence at Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, on Thursday night with a gunshot wound in the nape.
The bullet, which killed him, reportedly exited the victim’s face, thereby giving no clue as to whether the victim was shot or have committed suicide.
The young Santiago was rushed to the East Avenue Medical Center around 7:50 p.m. but died on the way.
Chief Insp. Rudy Jaraza, CPD-Intelligence Unit chief, said members of Santiago family refused to talk to investigators.
He said the investigators went to the East Avenue Medical Center to get information on the death of the young Santiago but family members did not cooperate.
“Napuyat nga kami doon kagabi sa kahihintay eh. Wala kami halos alam. Pati pangalan ng doctor na tumingin nakalagay Dr. X,” Jaraza told Today in an interview.
The CPD has not been able to make a spot report on the incident because investigators do not have details of what really happened.
Jaraza said the CPD’s Criminal Investigation Unit is doing its best to dig deep into the incident.
“Nag-iimbistiga na rin tayo kahit parang ayaw nila makipagtulungan,” he said, urging the Santiago family to let the police probe the case.
Police do not even know what type of gun was used. What puzzles probers right now is the entrance and exit points of the bullet.
The victim’s father, Jun Santiago, an assistant secretary of the interior department, also refused to talk with reporters, who tried to ask what really happened to his youngest son.
Several known personalities like Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Secretary Michael Defensor dropped by the hospital on Thursday night but he also declined to be interviewed by reporters.
Jaraza said homicide probers will do everything to solve the mysterious death of the young Santiago.
He explained that the family or relatives of victims of any crime cannot stop the police from investigating because it is their job.