Farmer hacked to death in Ilocos Norte town
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — Police were hunting down the suspects in the fatal hacking of a 48-year-old farmer from Paoay town in Ilocos Norte province, police said Monday, Jan. 16.
Investigators identified the farmer as Clemente Cochapin. His body was discovered by a resident in a cornfield in the town’s Sta. Rita village.
Police said Cochapin went out at around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday to check on his farm equipment.
“While on the pathway of the cornfield, he was hacked and stabbed by unidentified suspects,” police said in a report.
The police report noted that the victim sustained multiple wounds, causing his instantaneous death.”
Investigators were determining the possible motives behind the attack and were looking at security cameras installed on the crime scene to identify the culprits.
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