Police: Chopped up body only dumped in DC

The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) yesterday said the chopped remains of a lady found last Sunday were only dumped in the city.

City police director Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum in an interview with reporters yesterday said this was one of the findings of the forensic investigation of the PNP Crime Laboratory XI .

“We are looking at all angles, that is why we are intensifying the conduct of a mobile checkpoint operation to ensure that this kind of crime will not happen in the city,” Tagum said. “Until now, we haven’t identified the victim.”

Police are still facing a blank wall on the case as they could not also trace from CCTV footage any individual who threw the garbage bag that contained the body parts found by garbage collectors on Sunday.

Sr. Insp. Maria Theresita Gaspan, spokesperson of Davao City Police Office (DCPO), said the chopped up victim is not the 31-year-old blind-mute, Margie Albarico, a resident of Matina Pangi, Talomo District.

On Monday, Margie’s father, Sopriano Maturan Albarico, 68, “positively” identified the body as that of his daughter, who was missing on Thursday, three days before the body was found. Gaspan said Margie is alive and was already turned over to her father early Tuesday morning.

It turned out that Margie was found in Compostela Valley, and concerned citizens exerted effort to return her home.

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