A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was beheaded by a man who is a notorious drug addict in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, police said yesterday.
The headless body of Jeric Boyoc was found around 10 p.m. Monday at a dumpsite in Barangay Minuyan Proper in San Jose del Monte City by residents who had launched a search for him following appeals from the boy’s family, according to Bulacan Police Provincial Office director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr.
Police said the victimalso bore multiple knife wounds.
The suspect was identified as Rubilito Arroyo, a neighbor of the victim and a known drug dependent who is believed to be mentally unstable.
The victim’s father Rique,40, said prior to the discovery of the victim’s body, he saw the knife-wielding suspect running after his son and his elder brother around 7:30 p.m. on Monday near their house in Dumpsite, Phase 5, Upper Quarry, Bgy. Minuyan Proper.
San Jose del Monte City police chief Supt. Wilson Magpali said the suspect is said to have gone insane due to his long history of dependency on drugs.
Police officers found the decapitated head in a different area.