Man kills family, maid in Talisay

Posted on October 16, 2011

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The Ponce family in an undated photo.

A father killed his wife, three children and a maid before committing suicide at past 8 a.m Sunday.

Police found six bodies bathed in blood in the home of Emmanuel Ponce in Palm Lodge, Tabunok Talisay City after being called by Talisay City administrator Ritchel Bacaltso.

Recovered from the crime scene were one .45 pistol. Aside from Ponce, among those found dead were his wife Melinda, children Elaine Grace, 26 years old, Heether Joy, 25 years old, Erlin Bridge, 18 years old and their 30-year old helper Anastacia Deniega.

The couple’s youngest daughter, Amber survived after being told by her father to go out of the house. Neighbors said Embrolaince Therjoy, a second year high school student, is closest to her father. The investigation is still underway

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