Decomposing body found inside suitcase in Babag 2-A A +A
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
AN UNIDENTIFIED man was found dead inside a suitcase that was left in a grassy portion of a mountainside in Barangay Babag 2, Cebu City.
The discovery was made last Monday yet, but it wasn’t reported to the Homicide Section
of the Cebu City Police Office until yesterday afternoon.
The victim is described to be of medium build, between 5’6” and 5’7 in height and is wearing black shorts.
The body was wrapped in a blanket and placed inside a sack.
PO3 Leroy Baguio said the victim may have been a victim of “salvage.”
Baguio said they found a stab wound in his neck and stomach, which they believed caused his death.
He said they also discovered five small packs of alleged shabu inside the victim’s pocket.
Bagiuo said Fedelina Reyes, a resident of Sitio Maomawan, found the suitcase around 5 p.m. last Monday while she was foraging for grass to feed her livestock.
Reyes reported the matter to tanod Eric Medalla, who informed Barangay Councilor Renante Bacarisas. Bacarisas was the one who called the police.
Bagiuo said the body had started to decompose.
He said the victim might have been killed somewhere else and the body was dumped in the area by two or more suspects.
Some residents told Bagiuo they noticed a foul smell a few days ago but ignored it.
He said they’re still gathering evidence to help them identify the victim.
In another incident, police arrested Ruby Jugan, 32, as she was about to abandon her dead 10-day-old son in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City last Monday afternoon.
Jugan, a resident of Barangay Apas, Cebu City, said she was not herself when police found her.
SPO4 Alex Dacua of the Homicide Section said they sought the help of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which advised them to bring Jugan to the hospital to undergo a psychiatric examination.
Before she was arrested, Dacua said Jugan left her son on the passenger seat of a Tamaraw FX on Tres Borces St. The vehicle is owned by Catalina Sanchez, who called the police.
Jugan was able to flee, but witnesses in the area were able to identify her.
Jugan said her son had a fever. She said she didn’t know if he was still alive when she left him inside the vehicle.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 21, 2014.