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Boy’s kin seeks help from NBI

/ 07:14 AM January 16, 2013

Unconvinced by the first medico-legal examination, the family of the three-year-old boy, who was found dead in a grassy area at the Mandaue Reclamation Area, is asking the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to have the body reexamined.

Grace Neri said they decided not bury his son yet since they wanted the NBI to examine the body. The family also sought help from the Mandaue City legal office.

Neri’s son Jian was found dead on Thursday at the back of the Saint James Amusement Park.


Based on the autopsy report by Dr. Nestor Satur of the PNP Regional Crime Laboratory, the boy died from a snake bite.

The boy had two puncture wounds in the lower right jaw.

Neri said they couldn’t believe that the boy was bitten by a snake since they haven’t seen a snake in the area where they have been living for at least 10 years.

The boy’s family earlier suspected that the boy was murdered out of revenge.

The boy’s father Arvin Jumawan is currently detained at the Mandaue City Jail for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl last December.

Arvin said the girl’s father could be behind the death of his son since he had threatened to exact revenge.

The girl’s father denied the accusation.

Neri, who is six months pregnant, yesterday went to the Investigation and Detection Management Branch (IDMB) office, to inform police that there was a footage captured by the security camera of a nearby establishment showing a man dragging a child to the grassy area where the boy was found dead.


IDMB has secured a copy of the video.

Insp. Ramil Morpos, IDMB deputy chief, said the video indeed showed a man dragging a child but it has to be enhanced to improve its quality.

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