Mentally ill found floating at Bredco Port-A A +A
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A BELIEVED to be a mentally ill was found dead floating 30 meters offshore Monday morning after he allegedly jumped off from the Bredco Port, Reclamation Area, Barangay 13, Bacolod City Sunday evening.
Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson Police Superintendent Santiago Rapiz identified the victim as Zaldy Espinosa, 29, of Purok 1, Barangay Singcang-Aiport, of said city.
Rapiz said the body of the victim was found floating by a fisherman 30 meters offshore at the Bredco Port, Reclamation Area at 5 a.m.
Investigation showed at 8 p.m. Sunday, the victim was last seen seating at Bredco Port but after several minutes, he immediately jumped off from the port, he said.
When the victim jumped off from the Bredco Port, he has a backpack and he tied his feet, he added.
Rapiz claimed that some of the concerned citizens also tried to help the victim but also failed.
The investigation also revealed that there’s no visible sign of foul play in said incident, he said.
Rapiz said they believed that the victim has committed suicide because of his mental condition.
He said the personnel of Station 1 are still conducting further investigation to determine why the victim jumped off from the Bredco Port. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 02, 2012.