The Bataraza Municipal Police Station responded to a report on Sunday, April 23, that a cadaver was found at Purok IV, Barangay Inogbong, Bataraza, Palawan, in a farm owned by a certain Jun Ortiz.
Based on official investigation, the victim was identified as one Rico Tulog Masangkay, 42 years old, single, laborer and a resident of Barangay Marangas of the said town. The cadaver was found behind a coconut dryer.
Investigations revealed that the victim sustained multiple stab wounds on his head. The body was eventually brought to the Southern Palawan Hospital in Brooke’s Point for post-mortem examination and determination of the cause of death.
Authorities are still conducting a hot-pursuit operation for the possible identification and arrest of the suspect/s.