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Three unidentified cadavers believed to be salvage victims found in Ifugao town

by Vency D. Builayungan

Lamut, Ifugao (7 July) -- Three persons believed to be victims of salvaging were found in barangay Payawan, here last June 29. Their cadavers were brought to the Carbonel Funeral Homes at Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya and remain unidentified as of press time.

Police reports stated that two bodies were discovered at sitio Bannit, barangay Payawan. One of the victims is 5 ft. 3 inches in height, medium built, between 35 - 40 years old and with tattoo flower on his left arm. He wore a red t-shirt, and faded green short pants. He bore three gunshot wounds on his abdomen and another on his left chest. An empty shell of a.45, two empty shells of 9mm and one empty shell of and M16 were found near his body.

The second victim is about 5 ft and 4 inches, between 33 to 44 years old, medium built and with a brown complexion, and sporting short hair. He was wearing white t-shirt and long brown short pants. He has tattoo marking on his back, B 06-18-5 SSS N 8 0 DD LR, a snake tattoo on his right arm, a bugs bunny tattoo on his left arm, and a tattoo scapular on his right hand.

The victim bore a single shot on his head with a complete head fracture with strangulation markings on his neck and black strap tied around his neck. The police found two empty shells of M16.

According to Lamut chief of police, Inspector Harry Dawayan, the feet and hands of the victims were hogtied with packaging tape and even their heads were wrapped with the same tape.

The third victim who was wearing maong short pants, red tshirt with white cap with novo markings was found along the national highway at Banting. He bore one shot shotgun on his head and one on his abdomen. He is about 5ft 4 inches and between 30 -35 years old, medium built and with fair complexion.

The victims are believed to be from areas outside Ifugao but were brought and killed in the wee hours of June 29 in Lamut which is the gateway to Ifugao from region II.

PO3 Allan Domucmat said that their office is currently coordinating with other organizations, agencies within the province and its neighboring provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Isabela for possible identification of the said victims. (PIA-Ifugao) [top]

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