MULANAY, Quezon -- Three severed heads were found by residents in two separate places in Sitio Malibago, Bgy. Cambuga, here, on Monday.
Chief Insp. Bonna Obmerga, the town police head, said the heads, believed to have been mutilated from “salvage” victims before being dumped, were all beyond recognition.
“Baka hindi na po makikilala ang mga ulo kahit na ng kanilang mga kamag-anak dahil sunug na sunog ang mga iyon,” said Obmerga in a phone interview.
Obmerga said the first head was found at about 9:30 a.m. by one Melecia Rosell Aranda while the latter was on her way to a well to take a bath.
“Sa unang tingin, ina-kala ko po na sunog na bunga ng niyog lamang pero nang tinawag ko ang aking pamangkin na si Jonalyn Geñoso, nati-yak namin na iyon ay sunod na ulo ng tao,” Obmerga quoted Aranda to have said.
Two hours later, Obmerga said two more heads were found inside a sack some 50 meters away by one Ricardo Racoma. Just like the first one, she said the two heads were also torched.
At 3 p.m. on the same day, Obmerga said a part of the chopped lower part of a man’s body was also found by a resident in the village.
“Ang pagkakaputol po ay mula sa baywang pababa at sunog din,” Obmerga said.
Asked how she determined that it belonged to a man’s body, she said a part of male organ was still visible in the torched lower torso.
She said some of her policemen along with village folks are still searching for other body parts of the victim.
The lady police chief said the first head might have been placed inside a sack and found by a stray dog.
Obmerga clarified that there was no single missing person reported to the police in the town.
She said the victims might have been killed, mutilated and burned by their perpetrators in other towns but dumped the heads and torso in the village to mislead police investigators.
The heads and torso were subjected to autopsy in Lucena City.