2 dead in suspected suicide in Leyte

TWO persons were killed in an alleged suicide in two separate areas in Leyte on Monday, July 6, 2020.

In Ormoc City, police identified the victim as a 29-year-old person under police custody who was found dead inside the custodial facility of Ormoc City Police Station 1 around 2:20 p.m. Monday.

A jail officer who was conducting a routine inspection of persons under police custody discovered the victim already hanging inside the detention facility using the lace of his short pants.

The Ormoc rescue team brought the victim to Ormoc District Hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician, Dr. Arthur Duavis.

The family of the victim was already informed about the incident, police said.

The victim was reportedly caught in a buy-bust operation in Ormoc on July 2.

In San Miguel, Leyte, police said a 35-year-old former overseas Filipino worker allegedly killed himself due to “severe depression on Covid-19 community quarantine aggravated by jealousy.”

The victim’s body was found hanging at the back portion of their house that served as their dirty kitchen around 6:52 a.m. Monday, according to a police report.

The victim was declared dead by Dr. Hadassah Espenido, the municipal health officer of San Miguel.

Responding police officers found no signs of any foul play on the incident.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old jobless mother also attempted to commit suicide in Ormoc City on July 5.

Police also found the dead body of her two-month-old daughter inside the house during the incident.

The mother was rushed to Ormoc District Hospital for medical attention.

Police are investigating the incident.


Individuals suffering from depression and needing such assistance may call HopeLine Hotlines at (02) 804-HOPE (4673); 0917 558 HOPE (4673); and 2919 (toll-free number for all GLOBE and TM subscribers). (SunStar Philippines)


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