Suspect in murder of 6-year-old boy killed in drug bust

DAVAO CITY - The suspect in the murder of a 6 year- old -boy was killed in a buy bust operation conducted by elements of Toril police along Purok 4, Saavedra Street on Sunday morning.
CHILD MURDER SUSPECT. Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) inspect the crime scene where the body of the slain suspect was found after the buy bust operation. (Photos courtesy of Toril Police station)

DAVAO CITY – The suspect in the murder of a 6 year- old -boy was killed in a buy bust operation conducted by elements of Toril police along Purok 4, Saavedra Street on Sunday morning.

Toril police identified the fatality as Nolasco Diabordo Sarno, 60, Alias Manoy, a resident of Batulosa, Bangkas heights in Toril.

Police probers confirmed Sarno was the prime suspect in the murder of 6- year – old boy Kenjay Jainar Gido,  who was found at the riverside in Batolusa, Bangkas Heights, Toril on March 4 with multiple stab wounds and head injuries. Police confirmed Sarno was the stepfather of the murdered boy.

Toril police operatives said Sarno was positively identified by his stepdaughter, the sibling of Gido.

Based on the police report, Sarno sold a dried marijuana to the police poseur buyer, however, sensing the buyer was a police operative, he drew his gun and fired. The police poseur buyer however was quick to shoot the suspect resulting in a brief gun fight.

After the incident, the suspect was rushed to Mediquest Medical Hospital for medical treatment however, he was declared Dead on Arrival (DOA) by the attending physician.

Scene of the Crime Operatives led by Police Lieutenant Melchor Tomulto conducted investigation and recovered three fired cartridge cases (FCC) of 9 mm pistol, .38 revolver loaded with five live ammunitions, and one FCC.  The seized items are now under the custody of the SOCO team for ballistic examination and proper disposition. 

At the Villa Funeral Parlor, police were able to recover from the body of the suspect a color black sunglass pouch, eight newspaper packs containing suspected dried marijuana fruiting tops, two rings, silver bracelet, Casio wrist watch color black and red. 

Also confiscated from Sarno was the marijuana weighing about 12.08 grams with an estimated market value of P1,450.

To recall, around 4 p.m. on March 4, the boy  asked permission from his mother to take a shower in the rain outside.

The boy however failed to return home almost an hour later, prompting the victim’s family and their neighbours to start searching. He was found dead at the riverside at around 6:40 p.m on the same day.

The Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) Team discovered that the body of the victim sustained stabbed wounds. The boy also had head injuries.