The search for a missing minor ended yesterday, after her decomposing body was discovered in a sugarcane field in Hacienda Palma, Brgy. Andulauan, Ilog, Negros Occidental, the police said.
The 8-year-old victim, whose identity has been withheld, was reported missing for three weeks in Brgy. 1, Kabankalan City, where she resides, Maj. John Ganzon, Ilog police officer-in-charge, said yesterday.
Ilog police investigation showed that the victim was reportedly seen with a resident of Ilog town, before she went missing three weeks ago.
Ganzon said that he already requested an autopsy on the cadaver of the victim, to determine the cause of her death. But they initially observed that victim had no lower garments, when she was found, he added.
The victim was identified positively by her immediate family members, through her clothes at the time she went missing, Ganzon also said.
A tricycle driver identified by the police as Leonardo Bego was also found dead on Tuesday in Sitio Kabakahan, Brgy. Cabatangan, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
The Talisay police said Bego, 54, of Hope Village in the barangay, succumbed to a gunshot wound in the head.
His lifeless body was found in his tricycle.
Witnesses told the police that they heard five gunshots, before the body of the victim was discovered.*
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