US police remain blank on alleged killer of Fil-Am in Chicago
MANILA, Philippines–The Chicago police remain blank concerning the identity of the perpatrator behind the death of Filipino-American Anthony del Barrio nearly a month after the incident transpired, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday.
The DFA said that according to the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago, the case of 30-year-old Del Barrio is still under investigation.
Del Barrio was found dead between two houses in the Village of Morton Grove on January 20. He succumbed to a single bullet wound.
The police are ruling that the cause of death was homicide and they are still establishing leads to crack the case, the DFA said.
Based on inquiries done by the Philippine Consulate before the Filipino community in Chicago, Del Barrio was a third generation Filipino-American born and raised in the United States.
No passport or dual citizenship record of Del Barrio or any member of his family was also found by the authorities.
The DFA extended its condolences to the family of Del Barrio following his death.
The department also asked the public to coordinate with the authorities in Chicago for any possible information related to Del Barrio’s death. /jpv
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