Crime — 16 August 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego
Police yet to make arrest for the first murder in Benque for 2013

Eleven days after Benque resident Pedro Antonio Vasquez, 51, was brutally killed, police are yet to arrest his killer or killers. Vasquez, who is the first person to be killed in Benque within a year, was found with stab wounds, lying on the side of the road in a pool of blood at about 5:00 Sunday morning, August 4.

Police said that when they went to the area of the old Esso Gas Station, on Churchill Street, they saw Vasquez motionless, lying face-down on the ground adjacent to the gas station. Vasquez was rushed to the San Ignacio Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival

Police said that Vasquez had been beaten and stabbed. Several injuries to the left and right sides of his forehead seemed to indicate that he was beaten with a blunt object. There was also a large stab wound on his face near his nostril.

Vasquez was beaten some months ago, and his assailant in that incident now faces charges before the court. Police say their investigation has so far not determined whether the two incidents are related. No one has as yet been detained for Vasquez’death.

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