Salvage victim found in arevalo

A MAN believed to be a victim of summary execution or “salvaging” was found evening of Jan. 31, 2019 in Arevalo, Iloilo City.

A motorcycle rider found the body of Jomar Jaleco, a resident of El 98 Street, Barangay Desamparados, Jaro district.

Senior Inspector Benjie Ballejera, Arevalo police chief, said the driver directly went to the police station and informed them of his find at the circumferential road in Barangay San Jose, Arevalo.

The informant hurriedly left without identifying himself to the police.

Police learned of Jaleco’s name through a money remittance receipt from Palawan Pawnshop’s Pero Padala that was found in his pocket.

Jaleco suffered six stab injuries on his head and body.

But Ballejera believed that the victim was killed somewhere else and his body was dropped in the area.

After several hours, the victim’s mother, Merlinda, confirmed her son’s identity to the police.

Ballejera said they are still looking for suspects and motive behind the killing.

Days ago, a suspected notorious thief was found dead at Barangay Trapiche, Oton, Iloilo.

The body of 34-year old Ronel Batangas was found discarded by the roadside several meters away from their house evening of Jan. 27.

The victim suffered at least three gunshot wounds to the chest.