Cancer patient kills self in Trinidad

A 60-year-old man reportedly suffering from cancer was found dead hanging from a tree in what appeared to be a suicide on Tuesday.

Victim Vidal Torreon, a resident of Barangay Cabiguan, Trinidad, allegedly hanged himself from a mango tree near his house leading to his death.

According to the Trinidad police, they received a call from a concerned citizen who reported the incident at around 5 a.m. on the same day.


Responding police officers found the victim still hanging from the tree as they conducted an initial probe on the scene.

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No suicide note was found in the area.

Relatives of the victim told authorities that the victim had been battling cancer for five years.

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There were no indications of foul play in Torreon’s death, said police. (AD)

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