Cop found dead under Bontoc bridge

BONTOC, Mountain Province – A 49-year old policeman was found dead by concerned residents under the Chico jumbo bridge at Poblacion, here, Saturday.

Police authorities identified the fatality as SPO4 Joseph Anganayon Aspilan, 49, married presently assigned at Natonin Municipal Police Station (MPS) in eastern, Mountain Province.

Initial police investigation showed that the victim reportedly attended a meeting conducted in the Mountain Province Police Office last October 5, 2017 after which he visited his family in Poblacion, Bontoc, Mountain Province.

At around 1:30 pm of October 7, 2017, he decided to return to his place of assignment to attend to his tour of duty and proceeded to the Chico jumbo bridge area to wait for a ride.

However, after several hours, his lifeless body was found under the said bridge and his remains was immediately brought to the provincial headquarters for the conduct of post mortem examination.

Based on the aforesaid examination, he sustained fracture on his left arm, hemur and pruxipital skull fracture.

The case is still subject to further investigation to ascertain the cause of his untimely demise.

By Dexter A. See

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