CAGAYAN Journal (Ben Balce / Dec. 18) - THE Bulua police yesterday found a habal-habal driver brutally killed at Apovel Subdivision.
The victim was identified as Jectofer Pio, 25, of St. Ignatius, Barangay Macasandig. He hailed from Magcalugay,
‘‘He bathed in his own blood,’’ said SPO1 Dominador Datahan, chief investigator of the Bulua police.
Datahan said the victim was found near the gate of one of the houses in Apovel at around .
“Murag manok nga gipatay ang biktima,” said Datahan, adding that the victim’s head was nearly severed.
There was blood on the road up to the gate.
Bulua police head Chief Insp. Dexter Paje said investigators were still conducting an investigation in hopes of identifying a suspect.
Paje said he doubted if the robbery was a motive. He said police found the victim’s personal belongings intact.
“No robbery here. The wallet, including his income for that day and his cellular phone, (are) still intact,” said Paje.
He said the victim was dead when members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (Soco) came.
Paje said police investigators are now focused on the last person who contacted the victim.
The victim’s wife Rowena Pio, 24, told this paper that she has no suspect in mind.
Rowena said her husband left the house after receiving a text message from a customer at around .
The text message reads: ‘‘Pre, pahatod ko nimu sa Camaman-an. Hulat ko diri sa imo. OK? Salamat. Naa japun sa gisunduan nimu.’’
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