Unidentified burned body found in Misamis Oriental

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MISAMIS ORIENTAL (July 15) — A still unidentified burned body of a man was discovered at a grassy area in Purok 3, Poblacion, Naawan, Misamis Oriental, at around 6 o’clock Saturday here.

SPO1 Cirilo Manco, investigator of Naawan Municipal Police Station, said residents claimed they heard two gun fires at around 2:00 o’clock in the morning.

A resident told Manco, he saw a white van heading towards the crime scene moments before the gun fires were heard.

Police Officer 2 Mark Marcilla described the victim to be between 15 to 25 years old with tattoo ‘NUEL’ on his left arm.
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The unidentified victim sustained two gunshot wounds -one at the right temple and another one on his right chest. Two slugs of caliber .45, buried one feet deep, were retrieved in the area the body was lying.

Marcilla said there is indication that the victim was doused with gasoline “Because we can still smell it when we conducted investigation.”

The dead body was brought to a morgue in nearby Manticao town while waiting for a family to identify and claim it.

On June 9, a woman’s dead body was also found in barangay Maputi, also in Naawan, wrapped with a sack.

Authorities believed the victim was raped since her pants and underwear were lowered down to her knees. There was indications she was hit with hard objects on her head and face that caused her death,” Manco said.

The family claimed the cadaver on June 28, she 22-year old, married with two children, a resident of Barangay Bacolod Chico, Marawi City.

Manco said, the family revealed that the victim was last seen alive June 9 in the morning.

She went to Iligan City to buy medicines but failed to go home.-Divina M. Suson/NewsLine.ph

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