Severed head of Navotas traffic enforcer found in Manila

Published October 2, 2020, 4:11 PM

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco

The severed head of a traffic enforcer from Navotas City was found along the street in Sta. Cruz, Manila Thursday night.

Capt. Henry Navarro, Manila Police District (MPD) Homicide Division chief, identified the victim as Oliver Ignacio, 37, resident of Barangay San Roque, Navotas.

Navarro said two tricycle drivers discovered the styro box containing Ignacio’s head along Florentino Torres Street in Manila. They immediately reported the incident to the police.

After word of the incident spread on social media and reached Ignacio’s wife, she checked the funeral parlor where the head was found and identified her husband.

She then came to the MPD to give her formal statement, Navarro said.

Ignacio’s wife told the police that she received a call from her relatives saying that the victim was abducted from his house by several unidentified men onboard a sports utility vehicle (SUV) at around 5 p.m. on Thursday.

She claimed that her husband does not have any enemies. However, Navarro said they cannot properly interrogate Ignacio’s wife yet as she is still in a state of shock.

The victim’s other body parts have yet to be found.

Navarro said they will conduct backtracking using closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage to trace the said SUV’s route.

Follow-up investigation is underway.