Detainee found dead inside Abra jail

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BANGUED, Abra  – A 42-year old detainee of the Abra Provincial Jail died after he reportedly hanged himself using a blanket inside his detention cell at barangay Calaba here Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent Antonio Bartolome, provincial director of the Abra Provincial Police Office, identified the alleged suicide victim as Richard Denola Donato, 42, who is facing frustrated murder charges and a native of Malabaga, La Paz, Abra.

Initial police investigation showed that the jail guards conducted the routine accounting of inmates when the victim was reported to have gone missing.

During the conduct of the search, jail guards were able to discover the lifeless body of the victim hanging on the ceiling with the use of a blanket.

He was immediately rushed to the Abra Provincial Hospital for possible revival but was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians.

Probers did not find any signs of foul play in relation to the victim’s death.

By Dexter A. See

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