THE decomposing body of an unidentified man was fished out from the Pasig River in the area of Tondo, Manila, yesterday.
The victim was reportedly naked and estimated to be between 40 and 45 years old and about 5’5” to 5’8” tall. No wounds were found on him.
Prober SPO2 Lester Evangelista of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section said the body was found at 11:25 a.m. by barangay tanod Danilo Fagarang Gonzalo while the latter was doing his laundry in the said river.
Initiallly, Gonzalo told probers he noticed lilies coming to his direction, until he noticed a human body.
Gonzalo sought help from the police who theorized that the victim may have drowned in another area and was simply swept to the area where he was found. The victim was reportedy naked and already bloated.
Based on the condition of his body, the victim had been dead and floating in the river for at least two days, police said.