A 71-year-old Japanese national was found dead inside his condominium unit Friday evening in Muntinlupa City.
The body of Akio Murakami was already in a state of decomposition when discovered by security guard inside Rm 505, 5th floor Vivants Plats Condominium, Parkway Avenue, Filinvest, Brgy. Alabang at around 9:30 p.m.
Muntinlupa police homicide investigators SPO1 Dante Arnaldo and PO1 Ian Tabelin said that while Francisco Ibanez, 35, security guard of Vivants Plats Condominiuo was performing his duty, he smelled foul odor emanating from the victim’s room, prompting him to seek the assistance of barangay officials in the area.
Ybañez, with the assistance of Barangay police, forcibly opened the door and once inside discovered the already decomposing body of the victim lying on his back at the comfort room.
Elements of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) decided to transfer the victim’s cadaver to Southern Police District (SPD) Crime Laboratory for autopsy to determine the cause of his death.
Meanwhile, Abigail Caballero of legal age reported to the police the death of his brother, Alfred Caballero, 32, graphic designer at around 4:20 p.m. inside his condominium unit at 323 Star Centrum condominium, 317 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, corner Malugay St Bgy. Bel-Air Makati city.
Abigail told Makati police chief Senior Supt. Rogelio Simon that earlier, his brother complained of difficulty in breathing prompting her to rub and massage his body.
When she noticed that her brother closed her eyes, she sought the help of the condominium security personnel in rushing him to Makati Medical Center where he was declared dead on arrival.
Makati homicide investigator SPO3 Alfred Reyes said the victim’s body will be autopsied e to determine the cause of his death.