TACLOBAN CITY– The Philippine National Police(PNP) in Eastern Visayas has offered a P200,000 bounty reward for those who could help them find a police officer who was involved in a killing incident last April 3 of this year.

The PNP-8, in a statement on Monday, said that those who could inform the whereabouts of Police Senior Master Sergeant Van Gregory Benitez could contact the nearest police station.
“The PNP Regional Office-8 is appealing to the public, especially to those who know the whereabouts of PSMS Van Gregory Benitez to coordinate with your nearest police station for his immediate arrest. The suspect is armed and dangerous,” it said.

“A reward of P200,000 cash awaits for the informant. Rest assured that the PRO-8 will secure the identity of the informant for his/her protection,” the PRO-8 added.

Benitez, 44 and previously assigned at the Tacloban City Police, was the main suspect on the killing of Jessica Durana,30 on April 3 at about 5:30 pm in Barangay 44, this city.
The two were said to have an amorous relationship.

The victim and her mother, Henerosa, were walking along Barangay 43, when the suspect appeared from behind and shot her using his service firearm, hitting on the different parts of her body.

Henerosa was unharmed.
Benitez, who was charged with the crime of murder, immediately fled from the crime scene.