The Angeles City police have arrested two suspects in the killing of a Chinese businessman, whose charred remains were found inside his rented car on Monday, August 10.
Major Philip John Pineda of Police Station 5 identified the suspects as Huang Zhiejie, 22; and Lulin Yang, 31, both Pampanga residents. They were arrested on Thursday, August 13.
They are suspected of killing Feng Li Fu, a 30-year-old Chinese businessman whose charred body was found inside a burnt Toyota Fortuner vehicle in a remote area in Barangay Sapangbato in Angeles City on August 10.
Pineda said that Feng sold cigarettes, Chinese food, and other products online.
Police identified the suspects after reviewing the CCTV footage of establishments leading to the place where Feng’s body was found.
Police also coordinated with the Land Transportation Office to verify the registration and status of the burnt vehicle. They learned that it was owned by a woman residing in San Fabian, Pangasinan, and that the vehicle was being rented by Feng.
Around 3 am on Thursday, policemen arrested Huang in a hotel in the tourist area of Barangay Balibago.
During interrogation, police convinced Huang to make a call to Lulin to determine the latter’s location.
A pursuit operation led police operatives to Carmona, Cavite, where they tracked down and arrested Lulin on Thursday night.
Based on the initial investigation, the suspects had a heated argument with the victim inside Huang’s residence around 9 pm of August 10. Huang lived in Rosewood Parkhomes in Barangay Cucut, Angeles City.
The police report said that Lulin drew a knife and allegedly stabbed Feng several times in the body. He also shot the victim once in the head.
Huang and Lulin then carried Feng’s body to the rear seat of the victim's rented vehicle and drove towards a remote area in Barangay Sapangbato. They left the victim in the vehicle and set it on fire.
The suspects are facing charges of murder and arson before the Angeles City Prosecutor’s Office. – Rappler.com