4 Take Lie Detector Tests on Aussie Yacht Designer’s Murder

Four people volunteered to undergo lie detector tests as police try to solve the October 15th murder of an Australian yacht designer, Joseph Adams, in his house in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines, a police official said on Tuesday.

Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong, Cordillera police director, said police also recovered clothes with bloodstains in a shack near Joseph Allan Adams’ house in Alphaville Subdivision in Barangay Tuding in Itogon.

“We have subjected four people to a lie detector test. It will take two to three days to get the results … Our investigations are following several potential leads while [the Benguet police] pursue several courses of action,” Magalong said.

Magalong led a case conference on Monday to study the progress of the investigation and to form a police task force devoted to the case.

Adams, 81, was found dead by a neighbor in his house on Oct. 15. His body bore stab and hack wounds.

Police said cuts to the victim’s palms and arms suggested that Adams fought off his assailant. They said the walls of his house bore hack marks possibly from a bolo, which led investigators to suspect that Adams had tried to flee.

An online report of Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald described Adams as the man behind the 1973 record-breaking victory of the 73-foot maxi, Helsal, in the prestigious Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Adams had migrated to the Philippines 10 years ago when he married a Filipina, but he had lived alone in Itogon in a community composed of Australian expatriates in the last few years, police said.

Courtesy of globalnation.inquirer.net

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