Decapitated body of a woman found in Cebu City

Published October 25, 2020, 12:34 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY—The decapitated body of a woman was found in a river in Barangay Talamban here.

Two men, who had gone spear-fishing, found the body stuffed in a black garbage bag early morning last Saturday.

The body also had no feet and arms.

Police Capt. Jonathan Taneo, chief of the Talamban Police Station, said the body was already under a state of decomposition when it was found.

According to Taneo, since it was already decomposing, and was missing vital body parts, it would be difficult to identify the corpse.

Shortly after the discovery of the body, Taneo said there were two persons who arrived in the area where the body was found, and tried to identify the cadaver but the stench prevented them from checking on the body.

Hours after the body was found, barangay tanods from Mandaue City turned over dismembered body parts to a funeral in Cebu City.

The village watchmen said the severed left foot and right arm were found floating in the waters off Barangay Looc, Mandaue last October 22.

Investigation was ongoing to determine if the dismembered body parts belonged to the headless body that was found in Talamban.