BAGUIO CITY – A 17-year old student of the St. Louis University (SLU) was found dead by his father in their house at Purok 15, Irisan here Wednesday afternoon.
Police authorities temporarily withheld the identity of the victim who was said to be a native of Banaue, Ifugao and was discovered lifeless lying face down near the door of his room in their house.
Initial police investigation showed the victim’s father came from the province to visit his son who was alone in their house but he was surprised to smell a foul odor emanating from inside their house as he was approaching it.
When he opened the door that was not locked, he was surprised to see his lifeless son lying face down near the door of his room and promptly sought the assistance of their neighbors to repot the matter to the police.
Responding police operatives and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team said the victim, who sustained several stab wounds on the different parts of his body, might have died two to three days ago but sketching activities are still being undertaken as of presstime, thus, the actual cause of the victim’s death cannot yet be ascertained.
Probers cited the identity of the victim will be released upon the authority of his family considering that he is still a minor.
By Dexter A. See