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Suspect in Bulacan massacre dead after alleged suicide

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:41 PM April 09, 2019
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MANILA, Philippines — One of the suspects behind the killing of a family in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, has died after an alleged suicide inside the toilet of San Jose Del Monte police station.

Bulacan Provincial Police Office reported that a fellow detainee discovered Joselito Cortez’s body hanging at the comfort room.

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The detainee then reported the incident to the duty jail guards.

Guards untied Cortez and rushed him to the district hospital but was later pronounced dead by the attending physicians.

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The suspect’s cadaver will be subjected for autopsy to determine if there was a foul play in the incident.

Cortez and Wilson Nosal were tagged as perpetrators in the murder of Jaymee Casabuena Biding, a 28-year-old single mother, and her two eight- and four-year-old sons inside their home in Barangay (village) Kaypian, Bulacan last April 3.

The suspects were captured in a joint operation of police and National Bureau of Investigation. /jpv

READ: Police declare Bulacan massacre solved; arrest 2 suspects

The Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public, especially those who may have mental health issues, that they can contact the DOH’s 24/7 Hopeline to either help them unburden their emotional baggage or to seek professional help. Hopeline can be reached via hotlines 804-HOPE (4673); 0917-558-HOPE (4673); or 2919 (toll-free number for Globe and TM subscribers).

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