11 June 2010


The SBMA Law Enforcement Department (LED) is extending its full support to the Olongapo PNP in the investigation of the killing of a Japanese national at the Subic Techno Park (STEP).

On or about 2:00 P.M. of June 08, 2010 (Tuesday), Subic GS Auto, Inc. President ALLAN VALENCIA reported to the SBMA LED that he found his brother-in-law lying dead inside the company compound at STEP.

A team from the SBMA LED proceeded to the area and found the body of the victim lying face down beside his car. The victim was identified as KAZUYA IMOTO, 49 years old, a Japanese national, and Chief Executive Officer of Subic GS Auto, Inc.

Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) personnel led by P/Col. Rolando Chua conducted crime scene investigation and processing.

Based on the initial investigation, we gathered the following information:

- The victim is married to Mr. Valencia’s sister, Veneranda, who is in Japan. Mr. Valencia said he last saw his brother-in-law in the morning of June 4, 2010, at the victim’s residence in San Fernando, Pampanga.

- The victim was last seen alive at the STEP Admin Office at about 12:45 P.M., June 7 (Monday).

- The victim died from multiple hack and stab wounds.

- Reddish brown stains suspected to be human blood were found on the rear compartment of his car, a gray-colored Lucida Estima with plate number BDD 135, and a nearby 40-footer container van

- Recovered from the crime scene were a 35-cm dagger with reddish brown stains, a pair of red-framed sunglasses, one Bulgari wristwatch, one mobile phone unit, a P20-bill and some coins. The victim’s wallet was not found in his possession.
Subic GS Auto, Inc. is a new company that is just starting to set up its operations in an area at STEP that is near the forest.

- STEP is a controlled area manned round-the-clock by a private security agency.

SBMA forest rangers were dispatched to scan the forest at the back of Subic GS Auto, Inc. but there were no signs of fresh tracks in the area.

We wish to assure the family of the victim and the public that we are working closely with the police investigators so that whoever is responsible for this crime may be identified and brought before the bar of justice.