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5 headless bodies found in Zamboanga City

/ 09:56 PM January 03, 2014

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Police authorities patrolling the coast off Manicahan village here recovered an outrigger with five headless bodies around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Police Office, said the decapitated bodies were in the advance state of decomposition already.

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“They must be among the Badjao fishermen reported missing in December yet,” he said.

On December 25, a group of Badjao fishermen from Talabaan and Sangali villages here were ambushed while fishing off Payao town in Zamboanga Sibugay.

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A number of them had been wounded and rescued by authorities while 9 others went missing.

Huesca said the recovered cadavers had been deposited in a funeral home here while their identities were being ascertained

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