A 27-year-old police officer was found dead in a forested area in Barangay Damilisan, Miag-ao, Iloilo yesterday morning.
Patrolman Marvin Del Castillo, a resident of the province’s Sara town and assigned at the San Joaquin Police Station, sustained a gunshot wound on the left side of his head.
According to Miag-ao police chief Captain Marvin Buenavista, residents found Del Castillo lifeless at around 10:30 a.m. while his service firearm, a .9mm caliber pistol, was found beside him.
Police recovered an empty shell of .9mm caliber pistol at the crime scene.
As of this writing, officers of the Miag-ao Police Station could not yet conclude the cause of Del Castillo’s death. They are still waiting for the findings of the Scene of the Crime Operatives if it was a murder or a case of suicide./WDJ