Man, girlfriend found dead in Leyte river
TACLOBAN CITY — Two persons were found dead in a river in Javier town, Leyte, on Friday.
Police identified the victims as Ivan Gallardo, 22, and his girlfriend Hannah Jane Alfante, 20.
The body of Alfante, a resident of Barangay Canmarating, Abuyog town, also in Leyte, was seen floating in the Bito River in Barangay Odiong, Javier town while Gallardo, a resident of Barangay Cancayang, Javier town, was found on the river bed.
Based on the report of the Javier municipal police office, witnesses saw Gallardo carrying his girlfriend on his back while crossing the Bito River.
The bodies of the two were later seen floating in the river.
The victims were declared dead by a local physician at the rural health unit.
Based on the post-mortem examination, the physician did not find any traces of inflicted injuries on the two victims.
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