BAGUIO CITY – Police recovered the skeletal remains of a young individual who was reported to have gone missing by his relatives through the social media since the first day of this month in a 50-meter deep ravine at Interior C, Balacbac, Sto. Tomas Proper here around 6:45 am Saturday.
Senior Inspector Ronaldo Wacnang, chief of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Station No. 10, said Sto. Tomas punong barangay Miguel Kiswa called the attention of law enforcers after a concerned citizen who went to look for mushroom in the area was able to discover the skeletal remains and assorted clothings which were scattered in the area.
Wacnang revealed police personnel and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team recovered an identification card in the name of Reynante Gumihid, 28, and a native of Benguet and Ifugao, who is reportedly taking up the course Bachelor of Science (BS) Psychology at the St. Louis University (SLU).
According to Wacnang, the said person in the ID car reportedly went missing since June 1 as per the post of his relative in the social media.
However, he ruled out that the recovered skeletal remains is that of the missing student considering that there is a need for the recovered skeletal remains to undergo the mandatory DNA tests, thus, he called on those who have missing relatives to visit the nearest police station to inform them about the details of their missing kin and present appropriate pieces of evidence that will prove that the remains is that of their love ones.
By Dexter A. See