Blood stains from a paddle and white shirt found in the Aegis Juris Fraternity library matched the DNA of the parents of hazing victim Horacio “Atio” Castillo III, a source from the Manila Police District told the Varsitarian on Friday.

Laboratory findings showed that blood on the evidence gathered from the police’s two-day sweep of the frat library had a 99.99-percent probability of belonging to a child of Horacio Castillo Jr. and Minnie Castillo, parents of the hazing victim.

Police retrieved three wooden paddles, one of which bore the mark of Aegis Juris Fraternity, and the 22-year-old Civil Law freshman’s personal belongings, such as his comb and handkerchief.

Investigation was still ongoing as to whether the hazing incident happened in the Aegis Juris library on Laon Laan Street near UST.

Castillo died following initiation rites for new members of the Aegis Juris law fraternity on Sept. 17.

His body bloated and bearing bruises and burns from candle wax and cigarettes, Castillo died as a result of a massive heart attack, police said.


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