Police release description of Davao reporter's suspected killer
Dennis Carcamo (The Philippine Star) - December 13, 2013 - 2:11pm

MANILA, Philippines - Police on Friday released the computerized facial composite of the suspected gunman of a radio broadcaster in Davao del Norte.

The Special Investigation Task Group handling the murder of broadcaster Rogelio Butalid in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, came out with the description of the suspect based on a witness' account.

Senior Superintendent Samuel Gadingan, Police Provincial Director of Davao del Norte, said the tracker teams scoured various areas in the Davao provinces to pursue leads provided by their intelligence networks regarding the possible identity of the suspect.

A witness described the gunman as male, between 40 and 45 years old, 5’4” to 5’5” in height, slim built, has fair complexion, and pimple scars.

Gadingan said the witness also told investigators that the gunman wore a brown sweat shirt and faded black pants.

He said investigators are also eyeing politics as a possible motive for the attack against the victim, who is also an incumbent barangay councilor.

Butalid anchored a radio program for the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative-National Electrification Administration, which is reportedly embroiled in a violent dispute with a pro-cooperative faction.

BUTALID DAVAO GADINGAN NORTE NORTE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE-NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION POLICE PROVINCIAL DIRECTOR OF DAVAO ROGELIO BUTALID SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT SAMUEL GADINGAN SPECIAL INVESTIGATION TASK GROUP TAGUM CITY
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