A female driver was found dead and covered with stab wounds inside her car in Calamba, Laguna, according to Darlene Cay in a Unang Balita report Tuesday.
The victim was identified as Jang Lucero, 34, who sidelines as a driver after losing her job due to lockdown.
Authorities are still puzzled as to what the motive for killing Jang is, while her death deeply saddened her relatives.
“Ang sakit… yung mga alaala naming dalawa [kapag] maalala ko, masakit,” said Angela Lucero, the mother of the victim.
(It is painful. It pains me every time I remember our memories.)
It was Sunday night when Jang’s body was found stabbed inside her car on Bypass Road in Calamba. According to her mother, the car was Jang’s birthday gift in February.
According to Jang’s girlfriend, Meyah Amatorio, the victim told her Sunday night that she would transport three passengers from Laguna to Gil Puyat in Metro Manila.
After a few hours, Meyah said she repeatedly called Jang’s cellphone, but the victim was not answering until she decided to call the police. There they were asked to go to the police and station and informed of what happened to Jang.
“Wala akong naaalala na may nakaaway siya before o ngayon,” said Meyah.
(I don’t know anyone that she fought with before or now.)
Nothing of value was stolen from Jang’s car, such as her two cell phones.
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Female driver found dead inside her car in Laguna
Police investigators meanwhile turned to Jang’s social media for possible clues that would help them trace down the suspects.
“Napakagandang simulan ‘yung pag-i-imbestiga ng kanyang account,” Laguna police chief Lt. Col. Gene Licud said in a dzBB interview.
(It’s good to start the investigation in her account.)
The victim uses social media to promote her car rental service.
Licud added investigators are still looking for closed-circuit television footage in the area where Jang’s body was discovered.
“Main thoroughfare ‘yun pero sa gabi yun medyo madilim. So far, wala pa kaming nakikitang CCTV along the way,” Licud said.