A 51-year-old man was believed to have committed suicide the other day by drinking poison inside a hotel room in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
A probe by SPO1 Joseph Kabigting of the Manila Police District (MPD)-Crimes Against Persons Investigation Section (CAPIS) said the body of the victim was found at 10:40 a.m. at Room 809 of Dimson Building, 657 Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila. He was identified as Patrick Auto, of 1120 Casanas St., Sampaloc, Manila.
Hotel supervisor Archie Cruz told probers that the victim was found dead at 7:14 p.m. About 20 minutes prior to checkout time, cashier Renz Marie Casa reportedly called up the victim’s room to inform him of his checkout but the phone kept ringing.
A staff was sent to the room to check. When knocks went unanswered, a duplicate key was used to open the door and the victim was found dead on the bed.
Kabigting said police found on the victim a plastic sachet containing crystalline substance and two pages of ‘suicide note’ were found on top of a drawer in the said room, where the victim apologized to all the people he hurt and for taking his own life. He also requested to be cremated. The victim did not state why he committed suicide but a relative of his told probers that he spent money that did not belong to him and might have feared the consequences.