ORMOC CITY-An elderly man who was reportedly missing was found lifeless at a weedy and bushy portion of the back of the house of a village official 2 in Barangay Baugo, Maasin City on April 2.
Maasin COP Police Lt. Col. Jayson Balbarona, identified the victim as Renato Costillas, 62, single, self-employed and a resident of the village where his cadaver was found at about 6 am at the back of the house of Dante Suganob, a village councilor.
Initial investigation revealed that said victim was last seen alive on March 31 at about 6:30 pm talking with his neighbors before he left to get home.
However, his immediate family felt worried as he was not able to return home that night prompting them to search.
On April 2, a Sunday, Suganob and village police Danilo Bug-os found the lifeless body of the victim at the exact place which is allegedly frequented by poisonous snakes.
The victim appeared to have injury at the back of his right hand which is believed to be a snake bite.
Meanwhile, the family of the victim decided that the cadaver be brought to a local funeral for the conduct of a post mortem examination.