Cops face blank wall on ‘salvage’ victim case

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Personnel of Police Station 5 here are having difficulty in establishing the motive and identity of the suspects behind the killing of a man at an old quarry site in Barangay Alangilan last Sunday.

Police Captain Romulo Gepilango, station commander, said they don’t have a witness who can testify and help them in their investigation.

“We are facing a blank wall,” he added.

Early Sunday, Ryan Delgado, 29, of the said village, was found half-naked, with three gunshot wounds on his head and body.

Police believed that he was executed or “salvaged” in the area by two or more unidentified men.

Delgado went to the site with his nephew Saturday night to look for frogs when he was allegedly shot to death.

His nephew escaped and was unharmed, but Gepilango said he cannot describe the gunmen since their faces were covered.

Gepilango said the victim was probably being targeted by the assailants as they even knew where he usually goes at that time.

But he said they cannot yet establish it because the family doesn’t even know if the victim had enemies.

He also earlier said that the victim had no drug-related records or criminal records which could help them discover leads in the investigation.

He said that it was also not a case of mistaken identity. Investigation is ongoing.