In a report by Mariz Umali on GMA News “24 Oras” on Thursday, the victim was identified as Carlota Antasuda, a fast-food chain managerial trainee.
On April 1, the victim booked Grab in Commonwealth, Quezon City and was supposed to go to Pasig.
But another vehicle arrived which surprised the victim.
In the testimony of arrested driver John Lester Alhambra, he claimed that his vehicle used in the booking was damaged, according to QCPD chief Police Major Elmer Monsalve.
The victim allegedly accepted the suspect’s explanation and got into the vehicle. But just after boarding, the suspect allegedly pointed a knife on Antasuda.
Alhambra’s accomplice appeared from hiding behind the vehicle Brian Kenneth Humol.
“Dapat makakalabas pa nga raw it ito. Ang ginawa nitong driver, nung lalabas, tumakbo ulit paikot, isinara ‘yung pinto, tinulak papasok itong babae, itong biktima, hanggang sa nag pangbuno na doon,” said Monsalve.
“Habang nagpapangbuno sila, ang ginagawa nitong isang suspect, saksak ng saksak para bumitaw sa kanya. Hanggang sa tumumba na lang,” the official added.
Grab driver, accomplice kill female passenger in QC
The suspects left the victim’s body in Barangay Sauyo in Quezon City at midnight on April 2.
Antasuda’s family has already reported to the police that the victim was missing. But because they had talked to the victim before the crime and sent the tracking locator of the suspects’ vehicle, Alhambra was arrested.
“Umamin na siya at tinuro na niya ‘yung kasama niya… na siya driver lang pero hindi siya sumaksak,” said Monsalve.
Humol was later arrested in the entrapment operation.
“Una, pagnanakaw lang. Kaya lang nauwi sa pagpatay dahil nga pumalag itong babae, lumaban sa kanila,” said Monsalve.
They also continue to cooperate with the police in connection with the ongoing investigation.