In separate cases, 2 men found dead in Quezon City ‘due to natural causes’
MANILA, Philippines – Two men, including the founding bishop of a Christian sect, were found dead apparently of natural causes in separate cases Tuesday in Quezon City.
Reports from the Quezon City Police District Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (QCPD-CIDU) identified the two men as 64-year-old Luisito Salonga, bishop of the Jesus the Living Water Worldwide Church, and Michael Cue, 56.
Church volunteers discovered at around 1 a.m., Tuesday, Salonga’s body lying on the floor of their church quarters in the Prince John Condominium at the corner of P. Tuazon and 18th Avenues, Barangay San Roque in Cubao.
According to PO2 Julius Ceasar Balbuena, case investigator, church volunteer Jayson Javier found Salonga lifeless on the floor and immediately reported his find to the police.
Balbuena said that the body bore no external injury leading them to conclude that he had died of natural causes.
Meanwhile Cue’s body was found before noon Tuesday inside a room of his house at 118 G. Roxas Street, in Barangay Manresa.
SPO1 Pascual Fabreag, case investigator, said that the body was found by his brother-in-law Ben Tiu after his wife and Cue’s sister asked him to check on the elderly man who had not been answering his phone since Monday.
Fabreag said that when Tiu arrived at Cue’s house, nobody was answering the door which prompted him to ask the help of neighbors. They then stumbled onto the body of Cue, who had been lying dead on his bed.
The case investigator said that the body was already in the early stage of decomposition when discovered and that there was no sign of foul play.
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