Body of minor found dead; police suggest performing autopsy on victim to determine cause of death

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was found dead inside his room in Purok Manga I, Barangay Punod in the midwestern town of Pinamungajan, Cebu, on Wednesday morning, January 25, 2023.

However, the discovery wasn’t reported to the police until 4 p.m. that same day.

The boy was identified as Keith Zyril Espino Bayno, a Grade 10 student at the Lamac National High School.

According to Major Vincent Zozobrado, chief of the Pinamungajan Police Station, a relative found Bayno’s lifeless body on the floor around 10 a.m.

He said they don’t think there was any foul play, based on their initial investigation.

He said nothing was touched inside the boy’s room.

A relative told police that Bayno complained of a headache two days before he died, although the latter didn’t have any medical history.

Zozobrado said they and Municipal Health Officer Dr. Melochie Daroy Pausal suggested performing an autopsy on Bayno to determine the real cause of death.

“When the body was first checked, there was no sign that the victim was touched. He was lying on the floor facedown without a shirt on,” the station chief said in Cebuano. (GPL / PJB)