Live-in partners hacked to death

Police are investigating the murder of a couple whose bodies were found near Km. 16 in Sitio Magarwak, Barangay Bacungan Saturday morning.

A report of the Irawan Police Station stated that the victims, identified as Joel Adelion, 49, a tricycle driver, and Rizalina Magtulis (also known as Rose Mojo), 47, were live-in partners residing in the area. Both were hacked to death by still unidentified suspects.

A local barangay official who knew the victims told reporters that the murder may be linked to a dispute over the property they were occupying, but police report, however, did not indicate any motive or identity of the perpetrators.

The police report said investigators retrieved three bladed weapons, two cellular phones, and a wad of documents from the crime scene.

The bodies of the two victims were discovered by a local resident around 7:30 a.m.

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