TWO men were found dead over the weekend in Baguio City and in Benguet Province.
One has been identified while the second body remained unidentified as of Tuesday afternoon.
In Baguio City, Girlie Micua Neri identified the remains of her husband Joebert Pana Neri, 29.
Neri said she last saw her husband at about 11 a.m. of March 16, before he left to buy a cigarette.
Neri said her husband earlier received a text message and call from a certain Dong, who asked to meet up at Camp Allen. Her husband met Dong when he was detained at the Baguio City District Jail last January 8 to 19 for theft.
Neri said both her husband and Dong’s mobile phones could no longer be reached by 6 p.m. of March 16.
Neri said her husband was a known pickpocket operating in Block 4, Kayang St. He had been charged in court twice, in 2018 and last January 2019.
In Tuba, Benguet, police said the remains of a man were found near the road at NHA, Tadiangan, Tuba in the morning of March 17.
The man was 20 to 30 years old, had fair skin, about 5`4” in height and was wearing blue maong jeans, black t-shirt, black jacket and gray rubber shoes.
A Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) team from Benguet processed the crime scene and discovered that the victim sustained two gunshot wounds on his left cheek and left jaw with exit wounds on his right temple and right cheek.
They also observed a visible tie mark on the neck and multiple abrasions on his stomach.
Two empty shells of cal. 45 and a slug for cal. 45 were recovered at the crime scene.
The cadaver was brought to the Damayan Funeral Homes for autopsy.