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TUBA, Benguet October 15 – Five cadavers that are in the advance state of decomposition and 2 skeletons were discovered by concerned residents and authorities dumped in a deep ravine along Marcos highway, now known as the Palispis-Aspiras highway, particularly at Poyopoy, here, this afternoon.
Chief inspector James Acod, chief of the Tuba Municipal Police Station, disclosed that the cadavers of the still unidentified alleged salvage victims were dumped in the ravine for more than two weeks while the skeletons was probably dumped in the area for more than a month since their discovery.
The residents believed that something went wrong in their surroundings because of the foul smell that emanated from the area where the cadavers and the skeleton were found which prompted them to bring the matter to the attention of the police authorities.
Acod claimed that he immediately dispatched personnel of the Tuba Municipal Police Station to look into the matter wherein they were able to discover the cadavers and skeleton.
On the other hand, elements of the Bureau of Fire Protection and 911 on Call retrieved the cadavers and skeleton and brought them to a still undisclosed funeral homes for their proper identification by their relatives.
Further, elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team also went to the area to help look for possible pieces of evidence that will lead to the identification of the cadavers and the skeletons.
The police official admitted that there were some people from Ifugao who went to the Tuba Municipal Police Station looking for their relatives and that some people advised them to visit the Poyopoy area where they were able to encounter the foul smell that led to the discovery of the rotting cadavers and the discovery of the same.
Acod said that it is still too early to conclude on the cause of death of the found cadavers and skeletons as investigation is still underway.
By Dexter A. See