THE Police Station 7 in Bacolod City is still conducting a thorough investigation to identify the suspects behind the killing of a 26-year-old man, whose decomposing body was found buried inside the sugarcane field at Hacienda Gensoli, Barangay Vista Alegre Sunday, November 15, 2020.
Police identified the victim as Genesis Zayco, 26, of Malvar Cubay, Barangay Villamonte.
Police Lieutenant Conrado Espino Jr., officer-in-charge of Police Station 7, said the body of the victim was identified by his mother on Monday through his anklet on his right leg.
Espino said on Sunday afternoon, a concerned citizen informed them that there was foul odor inside the sugarcane plantation.
When they checked, they saw the half-body of the victim buried in the area. His hands were tied while his head was covered by a cloth.
Espino said the body of the victim was already in an advanced state of decomposition.
“As of now, we cannot conclude yet his cause of death. We can't determine if he was shot or stabbed and buried in the area. Maybe he was buried in the area for about a week already,” Espino said.
Investigators are eyeing personal grudges as a possible motive in the killing of the victim.
Espino said the Scene of the Crime Operatives is also conducting an investigation on the incident.