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Grade 10 student dies in Nueva Vizcaya stabbing; suspect at large

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Bayombong Police are on the hunt for an unidentified man who stabbed two high school students, leaving one dead and the other injured, at Independence Day dawn on Tuesday, June 12.

Police identified the victim who died as 15-year old grade 10 student Mark Denver Padilla. Padilla’s sister Trixia May, 13, a grade nine student was also left injured by the unknown assailant.

In a report sent to Forum by the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD) of Police Regional Office 02 (PRO2), police said, at around 2 AM Tuesday, the younger Padilla woke up and noticed a male person inside their room.

The suspect reportedly put something in Trixia’s mouth, prompting her to wake up his older brother Mark Denver who was sleeping beside her.

Then, the unidentified suspect instantly stabbed the victims and immediately fled the escaped.

The victims sustained injuries and were brought to Veterans Regional Hospital for medical treatment but the older Padilla was pronounced dead on arrival. Trixia May sustained slight injuries.

Police investigation further shows that the suspect has an average height and a medium built, and was wearing a blue mask, blue jacket, and dark pants at the time of the incident.

Bayombong Police are now conducting a follow up investigation to identify and arrest the suspect.

In press releases earlier this year, Cagayan Valley Regional Police Director Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino encouraged the public to report any information that could lead to the prevention and solving of crimes. Northernforum.net

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