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Olongapo store owner, maid murdered

OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines – An owner of a hardware store and his maid were brutally murdered early yesterday morning inside their house in Baranggay East Bajac Bajac of this city.

Zambales Hardware store owner Leon Ong, 50, was found dead inside his room with three stab wounds in the body while his maid Lanie Guerrero was discovered inside the living room with one stab wound.

Police investigators disclosed that their victim’s neighbors heard Guerrero screaming and calling for help at around 3:30 a.m., prompting them to call barangay security personnel.

Investigators found that Ong’s bedroom was in disarray, an indication that Ong struggled with the perpetrator.

According to Ong’s wife Sally, she received a call stating that she should guard her maid for doing something anomalous.

Sally suspected that the caller was the husband of the lady helper.

Police have yet to determine the motive behind the killing. (Jonas Reyes, Franco G. Regala)