ORMOC CITY-The local police are investigating the identities of the victims and the motives and identities of the suspects behind the killing of three young victims who were thrown from the top of Dampoy Bridge in Sogod, Southern Leyte.

The bodies were discovered by local residents due to a foul odor around 5:50 pm on Wednesday (July 3) in Barangay Olisihan of the said town.

According to the police, Kristall Ann Rabaco Revilla, 28, barangay secretary of Olisihan, personally reported to Sogod police that the bodies of three male individuals were found beneath Dampoy Bridge.

Revilla stated that the discovery was made after local residents complained of foul odors, prompting barangay officials to investigate. During their visit, they were shocked to find the three bodies in the early stages of decomposition.

The police noted that the victims were tied with masking tape and had several gunshot wounds in different parts of their bodies, leading them to suspect that the victims were executed.

The three bodies are temporarily being held at a local funeral parlor in Bontoc, Southern Leyte, with an autopsy tentatively scheduled for July 5.

If the identities of the victims are revealed by their families, the police will request that the families do not waive the autopsy before the release of the bodies.

The PCR section is advised to conduct flash alarms on social media for the widest and fastest dissemination of information. (ROBERT DEJON)