Make-up artist stabbed dead

May 07, 2019

POLICE are hunting down two young men who took a selfie with gay make-up artist before they stabbed and killed him Monday afternoon in Malabon City.

Christian Pontanes, alias “Heart”, of No. 3 VMN Compound, Brgy. Potrero was rushed to Manila Central University (MCU) hospital where he succumbed to multiple stab wounds in the body at around 4:23 p.m. while undergoing medical treatment.

Malabon police chief P/Col. Jessie Tamayao ordered a manhunt operation against the suspects identified as Johndel Flores and a certain “Renel, both 18 years old and resident of Caloocan City. They were positively identified by witness Roan Rosal, 35, and Rose Ann Ramos, 33, who were then sitting on the stairs when the suspects hurriedly fled on foot.

Homicide investigators P/Cpl. Joenel Claro and P/Cpl. Michael Oben said that at around 11:46 a.m., the suspects, who were allegedly regular customers of Pontanes, arrived and entered the victim’s rented room.

The suspects even borrowed the cellular phone of Pontanes and took a selfie with him before they took turn in stabbing him at around 2:50 p.m.

Police recovered from the crime scene the victim’s cellular phone where the pictures of the suspects and the victim were recorded and the blood stained kitchen knife.