Woman's burnt body found near bridge in Negros Oriental

Published March 20, 2020, 8:36 AM

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By Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – A 20-year-old man found the burnt body of a woman near a bridge at Barangay Poblacion, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Wednesday.

Police withheld the name of the 48-year-old fatality.

A copy of the city’s closed circuit television (CCTV) camera footage showed that the woman was seen buying gasoline from a nearby gasoline station, and was walking towards the Bateria bridge. She was also seen holding two bottles of liquor in the CCTV footage taken on Tuesday, a report from Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (Norppo) said.

The following day, she was found dead around 7:30 a.m. Authorities recovered from the scene the bottles of liquor with gasoline, and a lighter.

The victim’s family, according to the police, said that the victim was suffering from depression which might be the cause of her death. A post mortem examination was conducted to determine if there was foul play in her death.