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Police release description of Davao reporter's suspected killer

Dennis Carcamo - The Philippine Star

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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