Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Filipino professor found dead in Tijuana home
CALIFORNIA - Tragedy struck in San Diego, California after a Filipino professor was found dead in Tijuana, Mexico just south of the California border.
A well-loved Filipino teacher, 45-year-old Henry Abalayan Acejo was found stabbed to death at his home in Baja, California on December 18.
The Baja attorney general said they have not yet found any suspects or motives. A watchman said Acejo entered the complex with 2 men.
Other reports said neighbors heard him screaming for help the night he was killed.
An autopsy has not yet been completed.
Acejo taught Tagalog and English as a Second Language class at San Diego State University and Southwestern College.
Colleagues say he chose to live in Tijuana because the cheaper rent allowed him to send more money to his family in the Philippines.
Before his murder, colleagues say Acejo was planning to spend Christmas in the Philippines.
A Facebook page called Celebrating the Life of Professor Henry Acejo has been created, where many students have expressed their condolences. Someone posted a video of a viewing held last week. Balitang America