MANILA, Philippines—The body of a young man was found hanging from a mango tree in front of the Land Transportation Office in Quezon City Tuesday morning.
Police have yet to determine if the death of the still unidentified man, estimated to be 20-25 years old, was a suicide or if foul play was involved.
Case investigator Police Officer 1 Romeo Nino said the victim was discovered around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in front of the LTO on East Avenue, Barangay (village) Pinyahan.
He said a female sidewalk vendor first noticed the body hanging from a big branch of the tree, partially hidden by its leaves.
The woman then reported the incident to authorities, who took down the body with the help of firefighters.
Nino said the man hung from the tree with a nylon rope looped around his neck.
Police described the victim to be of medium built, fair-skinned and around 5’4″ tall.
The man had a birthmark in the right armpit and a 16-stitch scar on his stomach.
Nino said the victim wore beige cargo shorts and a blue-green shirt with the markings “Robot Rampage.”
Aside from rope marks on the neck, the man did not have any other external injuries, police added.