- Chopped up human body parts stuffed in a sack found in front of the Senate building in Pasay City
- Investigators found a pair of arms and a pair of legs stuffed in the sack
- Fingerprints were taken to establish the identity of the victim
A vendor found a sack containing chopped up human body parts at a center island in front of the Senate building in Pasay City.
At around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, sidewalk vendor Miniano Samarro was sweeping the part of the street where he will set up his wares when he noticed the white sack beside the center island.
He was shocked to find that the sack contained chopped up arms and legs. He said he immediately reported his find to a security guard.
“Pagbukas ko, nakita ko agad yung kamay. Wala namang katawan, kundi kamay lang, eh,” the vendor said in an interview with ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol.
[When I opened it, I saw the arms. There was no body, just arms]
When investigators arrived at the scene to inspect the content of the sack, they found a pair of arms and a pair of legs, which were still fresh and did not emit foul odor.
GMA News Online said the investigator took fingerprints from the chopped arms to establish the identity of the victim. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City to determine if these are stored in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System.
Meanwhile, supposed relatives of the victim went to the Pasay City police to identify the body parts.
When they saw the chopped up arms and legs, the relatives were almost certain that they belong to Raymundo Bacordo, who went missing since Tuesday, June 7.
“Hindi po namin iniisip na siya po yun kasi positive lagi po kami na hindi po siya yun nung nakita na po namin yung kamay at paa na may peklat, kinabahan na po kami. At siya yun,” the relative said.
[We don’t want to think it was him… we’re always positive, but when we saw the arms and the legs with a scar we became worried. It was him]
The relatives claimed Bacordo, who was engaged in buying and selling of cars, had P500,000 with him when he left onboard his new vehicle, a Montero, to deposit the money to a bank. He never returned since then.