Ma. Aurora Moynihan, the younger sister of local actress Maritoni Fernandez was shot dead in Barangay Ugong Norte, Quezon City, at around 1:55 am, Sunday, September 11. Witnesses found her body was found lying in the street, with a cardboard saying,”Drug pusher ng mga celebrities, kasunod na kayo!” (Drug pusher of celebrities, you are next).
According to Philstar, unnamed witnesses said that silver Toyota Fortuner pulled over at along Temple Drive corner Giraffe Street at around 1:40 a.m. After a couple of minutes, they heard five gunshots and the car immediately left towards White Plains Avenue, leaving Moynihan’s body behind. The vehicle’s plate number was not identified.
Police said the body of British-Filipino Ma. Aurora Moynihan was found along Temple Drive near Giraffe Street in Barnagay Ugong Norte at around 1:55 a.m.
Police Officer 1 Mark Vitto of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said a cardboard was found on Moynihan’s body, which says, “Drug pusher ng mga celebrities, kasunod na kayo!”
A report from Bam Alegre on GMA News TV’s Balitanghali said Moynihan sustained gunshot wounds from the chest area.
Vitto said that according to witnesses, Moynihan was brought to the area by unidentified men on board a silver Toyota Fortuner, and then they heard a series of gunshots.
The report said the suspects left Moynihan’s corpse on the side street and sped towards White Plains Subdivision.
Police forensic investigators found five cartridges of caliber .40 bullets and four sachets of suspected shabu at the crime scene.
The family of the actress has yet to make a statement on the incident.
QCPD director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar said investigators are determining if Moynihan’s killing was related to drugs.
Eleazar said in a press conference that they have turned over the mobile phone recovered from Moynihan to the Philippine National Police’s Anti-Cybercrime Group.
He said they may get leads from the contents of the mobile phone.
The police official also said that they were still looking witnesses and were checking the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the area where the victim was killed.