Manhunt for Filipino murder suspect in California
A Filipino man and three others have been charged with the murder of a young man near the town of Azusa
Police in southern California are hunting for a Filipino who is accused of beating a 20-year-old father to death.
On May 31, Matthew Martin Capiendo Luzon, 21, and three others were charged with the murder, robbery and kidnapping of Julian Hamori-Andrade, whose body was found by a highway in Azusa, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.
The police believe Luzon and three other young men – Hercules Balaskas, Jacob Elmendorf and Francisco Amigon, all 19 – attacked Hamori-Andrade in Luzon’s home on Goodway Drive near Azusa.
The four men then loaded the victim’s body into a pickup truck and drove to Azusa Canyon, where they beat up the victim again before his body was thrown onto Highway 39.
Balaskas, Elmendorf and Amigon have been arrested and are being held by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The police are now on the hunt for Luzon, who is 165cm tall (5 feet 6 inches) and said to weigh about 100kg (220 pounds).