IN PHOTOS: What SOCO found inside the Aegis Juris frat house
Manila Police enter the Aegis Juris fraternity house for the first time and are convinced this is 'most probably' where Horacio Castillo III was killed

INSIDE, AT LAST. Members of the Manila Police Distric enter the Aegis Juris Law Resources Center, also known as the frat library. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

MANILA, Philipines – Just before noon Thursday, September 28, members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) of the Manila Police District (MPD) entered for the first time the office of the Aegis Juris Law Resources Center on Navarra Street, Sampaloc, Manila.

At the end of their search, the MPD had a clearer picture of what happened to Horacio Castillo III, the law student who died after sustaining wounds during hazing rites, which occurred as part of his initiation to the Aegis Juris fraternity.

MPD homicide section chief Police Inspector Rommel Anicete said the frat house, which is a few meters from the Dapitan gate of the University of the Santo Tomas, was “most probably” where Castillo absorbed the lethal blows which eventually killed him. 

Here’s what the SOCO team found in the belly of the beast. 

PADDLES. Two of the 3 paddles with Aegis Juris markings found inside the frat house. Rappler sourced photo

SWEEP. SOCO members look over every inch of the evidence. Rappler sourced photo

WITNESS. This videoke is the first thing you see when entering the Aegis Juris office. Rappler sourced photo

SAFEKEEPING. All evidence collected were brought to the crime laboratory. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler


BREAKTHROUGH. These brown bags may contain the forensic evidence which could be the big breakthrough for the case. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

– Rappler