Lucila Lalu: The Philippines’ First Chop-Chop Lady (1967)

This is the first documented case of a “chop-chop lady” in the Philippines, that of 28-year old Lucila Lalu whose body parts were scattered all over Manila in 1967. There are four suspects, all alleged to be the victim’s lovers, plus one more that only recently emerged, possibly linking the crime to the infamous Black Dahlia case. Who could have been responsible for her murder and decapitation?

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This episode’s companion photos: instagram.com/p/B02nzsxg_X7

References: The Manila Times article screenshots via video48.blogspot.com; filipiknow.net; esquiremag.ph; issabacsa.com; Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel by Steve Hodel

Music: “This House” and “Echoes of Time v2” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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