Two suspects surfaced as behind the murder of the parish priest of Loboc town who lifeless body was found inside the comfort room of the Loboc convent two months ago.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), which took over the investigation on the killing of Fr. Marcelino Biliran,Â is hot on the trail of two male suspects linked to the priestâ€™s murder.
The NBI started to direct the probeâ€™s focus on the said suspects as Atty. Arcelito Albao, executive officer of NBI-Bohol, reported the caseâ€™s development during the meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) last Thursday.
AlbaoÂ also presented to the PPOC cartographic sketches of the two suspects in the killing of Biliran who was the parish priest of the St.Â Peter the Apostle Church in Loboc.
Biliran was found dead inside the said churchâ€™s conventÂ on June 27, 2016.
However, the NBI is with holding the identities of the two suspects.
When interviewedÂ byÂ The Chronicle, Atty. Albao declined to issue additional information about the suspects so as not to jeopardize the ongoing investigation.
The Loboc police, on the day after the murder declared it as suicide basing on what they saw inside the comfort room where theÂ lifeless body of the priest was seen with an extension wire tied to the holder of a curtain rod.
Observers noted the local PNP was so quick to issue its findings despite the absence an NBI agent at the crime scene.
The Biliran family who could not believe that the priest committed suicide, decided to seek the help of the NBI to do the autopsy on the remains of the priest.Â The autopsy conducted by the NBI showed there was a foul play citing the wound found in his body. The NBI conducted the autopsy on the day of his burial at the Loboc cemetery.
Following the development, Biliranâ€™s family offered a reward of P1 million to those who would be able to give information on the whereabouts of the suspects that would lead to their arrests.