Is this a case of a modern-day Romeo and Juliet?
This is definitely sad news for the Korean community in the country. With the influx of Korean tourists, students, and retirees to the Philippines – it’s definitely disturbing to hear about news like this.
Local police are currently investigating the deaths of a Korean woman and her Filipino lover, whose bodies were found at a Eurotel room in Malate, Manila last Tuesday. Hotel employees discovered the bodies of 23 year-old Kim Min-Jung and 26 year-old Emmanuel Andrew Monteagudo with several gunshot wounds on their body.
According to PO3 Alonzo Layugan, it was initially hypothesized that it was a double suicide but suspicions arose because of multiple gunshot wounds that both victims have sustained. A .25 caliber pistol registered to Monteagudo was found in the hotel room prompting earlier theories that it was a suicide.
Based on hotel records, the couple had checked in at Room 320 of Monday afternoon. Hotel employees tried to inform them about their check at around 2:30 the next day but there was no response of any kind – prompting them to force open the locked door.
I’m no CSI but I’ve watched enough episodes to know that yes, it’s hard to shoot yourself multiple times in a suicide attempt. Duh?! So I definitely hope that this gets resolved speedily to ensure that everyone feels safe in the Philippines. But we all know how slow the wheels of justice works around here.
Thanks to glogster for the photo.