Missing abaca stripper found dead in Baras
Baras, Catanduanes  ·  
posted 19-Oct-2019  ·  
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An abaca stripper who was reported missing a day earlier was found dead and hanging from a bamboo tree in Baras town last Sept. 26, 2019.

The police reported that Jedberto Bonita went to the station at 6 A.M. the day before to report that his brother Salvador was missing.

Investigators later learned that on Sept. 22 at 5 A.M., Salvador went to their abaca plantation in Genitligan to harvest fiber. The next day, his brother Amador brought food and a pack of cigarettes to the farm but Salvador was not in the nipa hut where he stayed so Amador left the food and cigarettes inside.

On Sept. 25, Amador again visited his brother but he could not see him despite his best efforts to locate him.

At 5 A.M. the following day, the police after he (Salvador) went to their plantation to harvest abaca in Barangay Genitligan, Baras.

The morning after, the local police received a phone call from barangay captain Levi Delos Reyes that Salvador had been found dead in the plantation.

Investigation revealed that Amador and Winnie Tolbe found Salvador’s body in a state of early decomposition, with a nylon cord tied around his neck and suspended from a nearby bamboo tree.

Salvador’s body was retrieved by his relatives and barangay officials four hours later.

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