Janitor hangs self-A A +A
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A JANITOR was found hanging under a jackfruit tree Wednesday dawn at former DPWH Compound, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.
The janitor was identified as Edison Jumag, 25, single and a resident of P. del Rosario Ext., Barangay Sambag I, Cebu City.
Police said that Warren Jumag, 22, cousin of the victim, and Dexter Jumag, brother of the victim, were looking for Edison in his work place around 1 a.m. after the latter failed to go home.
Warren and Dexter searched the entire place but never saw the victim there.
Warren then noticed the ball cap and T-shirt owned by Edison on the ground, just next to the concrete wall, prompting him to climb it.
After reaching the back part of the wall, Warren searched the area using the lights of his cellular phone and found Edison already hanging in the tree, with a nylon rope tied around his neck.
Warren called Dexter and they cut the rope.
Responding policemen examined the victim’s body but it showed no external wounds that would indicate foul play. Police also said that the body was already in the state of rigor mortis, or muscular stiffening following death.
Dexter said his brother was harboring a problem lately, but refused to tell them what it was.
Edison’s cadaver was brought to Surelife Funeral Services for autopsy. (Jerson B. Rufin and Akimie R. Losorata, PIT interns/Sunnex)