Suspect in Atio hazing-slay en route to Philippines

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 09 2017 11:54 PM

Ralph Trangia, one of the suspects in the death of alleged hazing victim Horacio "Atio" Castillo III, is en route to the Philippines, an immigration official said Monday night. 

Red Marinas, head of the Bureay of Immigration Port Operations Division, told ABS-CBN News that the Interpol office in the U.S. relayed to their office that Trangia boarded a commercial flight of Eva Airlines from the United States heading towards the Philippines via Taiwan. 

Marinas said Trangia is still considered a free man by U.S. and Taiwan immigration officials. His flight is scheduled to land in Taiwan Tuesday for refueling prior the final route from Taiwan to Manila. 

Marinas said Trangia opted for a voluntary return after the government reportedly planned to revoke his passport after he was tagged in the death of Castillo. 

Immigration officials have coordinated with the National Bureau of Investigation for Trangia's turnover to the Manila police.