Sunday, January 16, 2011

Aquino to police: Prioritize Lozano son's murder

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to prioritize the investigation on the killing of the son of lawyer Oliver Lozano, former legal counsel of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

“The discovery of what police have identified as the remains of the son of Atty. Oliver Lozano . . . points to a grisly crime that is being thoroughly investigated to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice," Aquino said in a press statement.

He said he had ordered PNP Regional Director for Central Luzon Allan Purisima to prioritize the case.

The charred body of Emerson Lozano, 44, was found at a grassy lot near the FVR Megadike in Porac, Pampanga last Friday, but authorities were able to confirm his identity only on Monday through his dental records. 

Emerson and driver Ernane Sensil had been missing since Wednesday night last week when they were supposed to meet with a prospective buyer of Emerson’s van in Quezon City.

Sensil’s body was found in La Paz, Tarlac, Thursday.

Aquino said it is too early to point to a particular suspect or suspects in the case.

He said, “the public will be updated on the progress of the case and all steps will be taken in keeping with the serious nature of the crime." - Amita O. Legaspi/KBK, GMANews.TV

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