PUERTO PRINCESA— An American citizen was stabbed to death in her home in El Nido, Palawan last Friday.
The police found Naoko Germain Hiler, 73, dead in her home and a safety box missing.
“Ang ikinamatay po nito ay multiple stab wounds po na tinamo po nitong biktima,” said Police Inspector Ric Ramos of the Palawan Provincial Police Office.
"Nagkaroon nga po ng insidente ng pagpasok doon sa bahay nitong isang foreign national. Nagkaroon po ng commotion, ayon dito sa imbestigasyon na isinagawa ng ating El Nido Municipal Police Station.”
Two persons were caught on CCTV footage, which has been circulating in social media, outside Hiler’s house.
In the video, a man wearing white shirt and pants, his face covered, is seen carrying a knife. After a while, the man approaches the house and attempts to open its door.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed it was the victim’s house in the video, and added the CCTV as evidence in its investigation.
“Ang imbestigasyon po ng ating mga kapulisan ay umiikot po doon sa kung sino po yung nasa CCTV. ‘Yung nakita po sa CCTV, dalawa po ang pumasok,” Ramos said.
The PNP is asking anyone with information about the incident to step forward and call their hotline at 117, 722-0650, 0917-847-5757.-- report from Cherry Camacho, ABS-CBN News