Skeletal remains in sacks discarded in Lambunao

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By Jennifer P. Rendon

Human skeletal remains were found morning of Oct 23, 2022 in Lambunao, Iloilo.

The skeletal remains were placed in three sacks and discarded in a ravine, around 5 meters below the roadside in Tranghawan, Lambunao.

Major Jogen Suegay, Lambunao police chief, said teenage boys who were hunting for birds and monitor lizards found the remains around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The boys did not open the sacks and just saw a protruding bone part.

They told their uncle, Bernard Lera-og, 45, of Barangay Cabugao Lambunao, about their bizarre find.

Lera-og subsequently reported what they saw to authorities.

Suegay requested the Scene of the Crime Operations (SOCO) team to examine the skeletal remains.

“They confirmed that it was that of human,” he said.

No clothing or identification items were found on the remains.

Suegay said they still have no knowledge on the identities of the skeletal remains.

“We’re not discounting the possibility that it could have been cadavers from cemeteries that were exhumed after their families failed to pay the annual fee,” he said.

The nearest cemetery in the area is Whitehaven Gardens but Suegay believed that the cadavers could have not come from the said burial grounds.