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Legazpi City, [07.10.17] – A decaying cadaver was discovered inside a twelve meters deep ravine on Sunday afternoon by a resident of Purok 6, Barangay Naspi, Pilar, Sorsogon and was retrieved by elements of Pilar Municipal Police station, police report said.
The existence of the corpse was discovered due to the emitting foul odor at 3:00 o’ clock Sunday afternoon of July 9, 2017 and was reported by Renato Velasco y Hernandez, 51 years old, “habal-habal” driver of Barangay Naspi, Pilar, Sorsogon to the personnel of CPAC-Putiao, Pilar Municipal Police Station.
The victim is wearing yellow t-shirt, gray six-pocket short pants and the bloated body is on the state of advanced decomposition with three gunshot wounds, Police Chief Inspector Ruel Morato Pedro, Chief of Police of Pilar Municipal Police Station reported.
A driver’s license and a sworn statement executed by the victim in Daraga Municipal Police Station dated July 11, 2016 and was duly notarized by Prosecutor Virgilio Orpiada of Albay Prosecution Office and documentary papers placed in his wallet led to the his identification, the report said.
The victim was identified as Ricardo Montas, Jr y Cielo a resident of Purok 6, Brgy. Baῆag, Daraga Albay had executed a “Tokhang” sworn statement at Daraga Municipal Police Station dated July 11, 2016.
Responding police did not found any hard physical evidence in the scene where the body was found.
Also the informant, Renato Velasco together with his family members told the investigators that they did not noticed any sign of commotion or burst of gun fire near their residence from the period of July 1 to July 8, 2017.
Investigator believed that that the dead body of the victim was dumped in the area.
Follow-up investigation is being conducted by Pilar Municipal Police Station.