Senior citizen found hanging inside her room-A A +A
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A 65-YEAR-OLD woman was found hanging inside her room by her nephew early Wednesday morning in Sitio Lawis, Barangay Lorega-San Miguel, Cebu City.
Police identified the senior citizen as Amparo Manano, married, a resident of Sitio Lawis.
Police investigation said that Santy Pugoy, 33, neighbor and nephew of Manano, went to the victim’s house around 6 a.m. to check his aunt as part of his daily routine.
When Manano did not reply to Pugoy’s call, the latter went to his aunt’s room to check and discovered the victim already hanging with a cable wire around her neck.
Pugoy immediately informed his mother, who then informed the barangay officials for help.
Initial police investigation revealed that no external wounds on Manano’s body were found, and things inside her house were in order, indicating no foul play involved.
Investigators found a ligature mark on Manano’s neck, whose body was already in the state of rigor mortis, or muscular stiffening after death.
Pugoy said that his aunt was suffering from diabetes, hypertension and arthritis, adding that she also attempted to commit suicide by hanging herself in the same room in 2012.
Manano’s cadaver was brought to Saint Peter Funeral Homes. (Jerson B. Rufin and Akimie R. Losorata, PIT interns/Sunnex)