Baguio resident found dead in Ampucao-A A +A
Sunday, October 28, 2012
ITOGON, Benguet -- After the death of a famous Australian yacht designer, another man was found dead in town on October 20.
Itogon Municipal Police investigation revealed the body was found in Sitio Tapak, Ampucao around 9 a.m.
The victim was identified as Denver Velasco, 27 years old, single, a native of Tuba, Benguet and a resident of Amparo Heights, Baguio City.
Initial police investigation showed the police personnel were then on foot patrol when they saw the decomposing body.
The body was later identified through his clearance slip issued by the Philippine Women’s University. The slip was recovered on the right back pocket of the victim’s pants.
The victim was also identified by his mother and siblings through his tattoo “Denver” on his right upper arm.
Dr. Ronald Bandonill of the National Bureau of Investigation conducted the autopsy. The result showed the victim sustained crushing injury on his left chest.
Further investigation is still ongoing for the identification of his assailants.
Meanwhile, a man was seriously injured because of a blasting accident.
Investigation revealed the incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. of October 7 at Level 1000, Camp 1000, Virac.
The victim was identified as Wilson Basinga, 45 years old, native of Gonogon, Bontoc, Mt. Province.
He sustained injuries on his foot, face and other parts of his body. He was rushed to the hospital for surgery.
Investigation revealed that the victim, together with his co–miners, started to ignite four pieces of dynamite, but the last dynamite failed to catch fire.
Unaware that the first, second, and third dynamites were lit, the victim tried to ignite the fourth dynamite, resulting its explosion. (Rubyloida Bitog)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 29, 2012.