Police suspect foul play after vegetable vendor found dead in San Fernando

·1 min read

THE police suspect foul play in the death of a vegetable vendor whose neck was almost cut with only a skin holding it.

Diomedesa Lapera Gedaro, 67, was found dead in a ravine near her house in Barangay Greenhills, San Fernando town, southern Cebu around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Staff Sergeant Paul Baclay of San Fernando Police Station, in an interview with Sunstar Cebu, said they went to the area after receiving a call from the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) around noon and saw the victim already dead with a cut in the neck.

The victim was discovered by some residents, who in turn informed the MDRRMO about their findings.

"Panit na lang ang naghawid sa liog sa biktima nagkawil-kawil, giguroy siya ngadto sa kabugangan. Makita ang patak-patak sa dugo 30 metros gikan sa barangay (Only the skin was holding the victim's neck, she was dragged toward the ravine. Drops of blood can be seen 30 meters from the barangay)," Baclay said.

Baclay said the victim might have been killed early in the morning since the blood had dried up already.

Police believe that the suspect hailed from the same barangay and monitored the movement of the victim prior to the incident.

The victim reportedly would go to the market early in the morning to buy food.

Baclay said they still have to find out whether the victim was robbed before she was killed by gathering information from the relatives of the victim and some residents. (GPL, TPT)

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting