After going to the house of Lemita-Evangelista’s uncle, the authorities went to the couple’s hut. Ariel Evangelista was handcuffed while his wife was dragged out of the house. They were brought to a nearby hut. Neighbors heard screams pleading for mercy, and then gunshots. The bodies of the couple were brought to the police vehicle. After the police left, the Evangelistas’ neighbors found the couple’s ten-year old son hiding under the bed.
It was already 7 o’clock in the morning when the couple’s parents were shown the search warrants for them. Their parents were able to recover their bodies from the funeral parlor. They were told that the couples’ heart and lungs had been punctured, and their faces were crushed.