Member of LGBTQ community found dead inside car in Negros Oriental

Published January 27, 2021, 1:28 PM

by Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – Mystery surrounds the death of a man, who was found inside his car in Diversion Road, Purok Morning Glory in Barangay Isugan, Bacong, Negros Oriental on Tuesday, January 26, with a plastic bag over his head, and a gunshot wound on it.

A man with a gunshot wound in the head was found dead inside a car parked at Diversion Road, Purok Morning Glory, Barangay Isugan, Bacong, Negros Oriental Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Roy Ortega / MANILA BULLETIN)
A man with a gunshot wound in the head was found dead inside a car parked at Diversion Road, Purok Morning Glory, Barangay Isugan, Bacong, Negros Oriental Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Roy Ortega / MANILA BULLETIN)

Police identified the fatality as Ferdinand Escalante, 35, of Valencia town, who was said to be a member of the LGBT community.

Bacong Police Chief Maj. Fortunato Villafuerte reported that some witnesses said they saw the white sedan park in the area Monday night.

But when some concerned citizens looked into the car on Tuesday, they saw the victim.

Escalante was found with his head wrapped in a plastic bag, and with a gunshot wound on it.

Police found a .45-caliber slug on the driver’s side of the car.

Villafuerte said they were looking at footages from a CCTV camera in the area to help them in the investigation.

 
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