|Aklan Scene of the Crime Investigators are investigating the body found along the Aklan Riverbank in Barangay Bakhaw Sur in Kalibo, Aklan on Friday morning / PHOTOS BY AKLAN FORUM|
BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL
Police are investigating the body of a 68-year old trisikad driver found dead along the Aklan River in Kalibo, Aklan.
Police Officer 3 Joel Portos of the Aklan Scene of Crime Operations (SOCO) said the victim was identified as Florencio Ventura Perez alias Kamlon, residing in Sitio Baybay in New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan.
The body was earlier seen by “manug-alimango” at around 6 a.m. Friday in Sitio Pigado in Barangay Bakhaw Sur, this town and reported it to authorities.
The victim was described as 5'4" in height, wearing light maong pants and yellow with blue rounded t-shirt.
Investigators and members of the media had to take a banca from the Kalibo dumpsite to reach the area where Perez was found lying face down, few meters from the ‘kanipaan’ and ‘kabagaasan’.
Police also found a black belt pouch containing the Comelec voter’s identification card bearing the victim’s name as a registered voter of Barangay Jumarap, Banga, Aklan and coins of various denominations amounting to P19.65.
In an interview, the victim’s granddaughter Ramona Resulta, also from Sitio Baybay, New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan, said Perez was last seen alive at 1 a.m. of Wednesday.
“Nag-inuman sanda sa amon it Martes it gabi-i. Nabugtawan ko imaw aga-aga it Miyerkules nagatikang. Duyon mat-a ra bisyo ga pinanaw it pinaumang ag gaginuyod it anang trisikad kun makainom,” she said.
Perez has a common-law-wife Caridad from Jumarap, Banga, Aklan but the victim is staying in New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan near the Pina Village.
Portos said a medical doctor will do an autopsy or post-mortem to determine the cause of death.
“As of now, we are investigating kay may nakita kita nga pilas sa lawas niya, kag bloated siya. Mga two to three days na ang body sa area, ang dugo fresh pa sa may ulo,” Portos said at the scene.
Police said the body was brought to Socion Funeral Homes in Poblacion, Kalibo, Aklan.