Elderly couple found dead inside Laguna house


Posted at Mar 02 2014 02:33 PM | Updated as of Mar 03 2014 01:01 AM

MANILA -- An elderly couple were found dead inside their house in Brgy. Mamatid in Cabuyao, Laguna early morning Sunday.

The victims, Cristito Sotoya, 81, and Leticia Sotoya, 78, were found dead inside their bathroom by their 14-year-old grandson at around 2:30 a.m.

According to the grandson, he was awakened by the sound of running water in their bathroom. He then found traces of blood and a broken wooden chair in their living room.

Following the trail of blood, he found his grandparents inside the bathroom.

According to Col. Leonard Luna of Cabuyao Police Station, it is possible that the couple was killed in the living room and then dragged to the bathroom.

He also believes that the broken wooden chair was used as a weapon against the two victims.

The police are still investigating the motive behind the crime. They have ruled out robbery as there were no items taken from the house. There were also no evidence of forced entry.

The couple lived with their three grandchildren in their house. -- report from Dennis Datu, dzMM