Friday, September 08, 2006

Disturbing news

Grisly news from the Philippine Daily Inquirer:
Delia Gutierrez, 51, the president and chief executive of Media G8way Corp., which publishes the country's leading IT magazines, was found lying in a pool of blood at the company's offices in the Makati financial district late Wednesday, police said.

I never knew Mrs. Gutierrez very well. We've met briefly once or twice, and that's about it. Still, the news comes as a bit of the shock. The Philippine IT industry is a very small community, so something like this -- especially something like this -- sends a shock.

I find two portions of the news puzzling:
Gutierrez had been stabbed five times in the chest; her throat had also been slashed, homicide chief senior inspector Gary Reyes told reporters.

And yet:
"...thinks the stab wounds were self-inflicted, but we do not discount the possibility of foul play."

As in: huh?