Two bodies found in river in suspected double suicide

BODIES of two friends were found floating lifeless in Tanap River in Barangay Bonuan Gueset last Tuesday in what appeared to be an agreement to commit suicide.

The first body, later identified as Jerry Soriano alias ‘Trexia’, a resident of Binmaley town, was found floating on the river at 11 a.m. Soriano had a nasty blow on his forehead.

Meanwhile, the body of Michael Balolong, a resident of Bonuan Boquig in Dagupan was found at 3:30 p.m.

P/Lt. Colonel Abubakar Mangelen, Dagupan City chief of police, said that the victims had a drinking spree the night before their bodies were found.

“Na-overhear ng mga kasama nila na nagbabalak yung dalawa na magpakamatay. Umalis din silang dalawa karaka-raka”, said Mangelen in an interview.

Police suspect that both victims jumped from the Tanap Bridge because concerned citizens heard screams in the vicinity the night before the bodies were found floating lifeless.

Subsequent investigation led to Balolong’s sister claim that she found a suicide note, one of many that her brother Michael posted on his Facebook’s Messenger account.

The police are still investigating the motive.

Meanwhile, another cadaver was found in Barangay Del Rosario, Umingan. 

The body of Julio Calaunan, 53, from the said barangay was found with stab wounds lying on the shallow part of a river. (Ahikam Pasion/Philstar News Service)

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