Police to public: Help us identify Mrs. X, woman found dead on Cebu City sidewalk

By: Benjie Talisic January 11,2019 - 01:37 AM

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Police are calling on those who have missing female relatives in their 50s to check if the woman, who was found dead on the sidewalk of a Cebu City street on January 10, may be their missing kin.

Chief Insp. Henrix Bancoleta, San Nicolas Police Precinct chief, told Cebu Daily News Digital in a phone interview on January 10 that the woman apparently killed herself by drinking muriatic acid, a nearly empty bottle of the acid was found near the victim’s body.

Bancoleta said that they were temporarily calling the victim as Mrs. X for lack of her true identity or name.

He also said that the body of Mrs. X was brought to the St. Francis Funeral Homes along N. Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City.

Aside from being in her 50s, Mrs. X was described to have shoulder length black hair, wore black pants, flesh colored sleeveless top and a brown jacket.

According to police investigation, a woman passerby, who saw the lifeless Mrs. X lying on the sidewalk of Tres de Abril St. near the Taboan Public Market, called for help at past 7 a.m. on January 10.

Paramedics and police responded, and they could only confirm that the unidentified woman or Mrs. X  was already dead.

Bancoleta said that the Mrs. X was often seen in the area before she was found dead.

He said that the victim was often seen drunk and often bringing with her a bottle of liquor in the area.

Although there was a strong possibility of Mrs. X apparently killing herself, Bancoleta said that they would still conduct an autopsy on the body to determine the cause of her death./dbs

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