Missing DSWD employee found dead in Bulacan

Published February 22, 2021, 4:20 PM

by Jel Santos

An employee of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) who went missing for days was found dead stuffed in a sack in a grassy lot in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on Sunday afternoon (February 21).

Major Julius Alvaro, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan Police chief, said Social Welfare Officer II Justine Charles M. Accad, 30, died due to suffocation as his whole head was covered with packaging tape.

Photo from Accad’s live in partner/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Based on a police report of the San Jose Del Monte Bulacan Police, a 17-year-old scavenger looking for scarps noticed the foul odor coming from the sack in a grassy lot in Barangay Kaypian in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan around 3 p.m.

Upon opening the sack, he found the decomposing body of Accad. He then reported what he discovered to authorities.

Alvaro said the victim was not wearing anything when he was found.

Meanwhile, the police said the car of the victim was nowhere to be found near the area.

On February 19, Accad went missing after leaving his home in Marikina City. He was off to San Juan City Hall to report to work as he was assigned there.

Accad left their house in Malanday, Marikina wearing a black polo shirt, black slacks, and brown leather shoes around 9 a.m. He was aboard a bluish silver Honda Civic FD.

His four-month pregnant live-in partner, Jessa P. Muncada, 25, reported him missing to the Marikina City Police. She appealed to the public to help her find Accad.

The victim and his live-in partner are set to get married this coming April 11.

The family identified that the body was of the missing DSWD employee.