I have postponed writing updates for on this horrible crime for a week because of receiving information in which I cannot go into specific details of. First, let me say that the police, the Mayor and the City Prosecutor are on top of this investigation and are following numerous new leads. On 18 Oct there will be a meeting that I hope to be able to attend that will shed more light on the steps that are being followed to bring the culprits to justice.
Two weeks ago I received an Email from an unnamed source telling me that a second expat was involved in the murder and was in the car that entered the compound. That source asked that I not write anything at that time. I was not sure if the info was true or not. Now, just today, I learned that there is a second Expat suspected of being involved. I was told the name and was shocked to learn of his identity. I knew this person, had talked to him many times at the Golden Nile and he was very friendly with Richard and David. He seemed to be a decent enough person but had a bit of a wild background. His name came up as a suspect and when he got wind of it he skipped town, literally. He abandoned his car, apartment, belongings and caught a flight to the US. His actions have made him a prime suspect and actions are in process by the law enforcement to obtain arrest warrants for him and others and once that is accomplished the process for extradition will be started.
Events are moving faster now. I am not providing all the details in order not to circumvent police procedures. No doubt someone else will find out the details and publish them but for now, my only purpose is to let people know that the suspected killers are being pursued and the police are doing their job. Before I wrote that the process of obtaining arrest warrants appeared to be slow. I have come to find out, that yes, the process is slow, but that is the normal procedure followed here in the Philippines. It can be frustrating but they feel that haste is waste and a slower process will get more positive results. That is the Philippine way, and well, we just learn to live with it.
I will provide more details when allowed to do so.