MANILA -- A male beautician was found dead after allegedly being smothered with a pillow inside his room in South Sanitary Camp, Baguio City early Monday.
The victim was identified as Julio "July" Marasigan.
A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera showed Marasigan and another man entering his boarding house.
After a few hours, the footage showed the same man leaving the boarding house with another man who was wearing a black jacket.
Marasigan was found dead on his bed at 4:00 in the afternoon. The victim was gagged and his hands and feet were tied.
Authorities believe the victim was smothered with the pillows found on his bed.
According to Marasigan's housemates, they heard noises coming from the victim's room.
They said they do not know Marasigan's companion because he usually went home with different men.
Based on investigation, Marasigan's brand new mobile phone was missing. They are still investigating whether money was taken from the victim.
The police are currently looking for the two men shown on the CCTV footage. -- report from KC Zalavaria, ABS-CBN News North Luzon