A 59-year-old man who was previously convicted of murder fell to his death following what authorities believed to be a motorcycle accident in Ubay on Tuesday.
The lifeless body of Benbenido Cuyacot of San Miguel, Bohol was discovered at an irrigation canal of the National Irrigation Authority in Barangay Hambabauran at past 3 p.m. on Tuesday, said Corporal Randy Tutor of the Ubay Police Station.
According Tutor, Cuyacot’s remains were found some three kilometers from where his motorcycle fell.
Authorities believed that the body may have been carried away by water in the canal which caused it to be swept far from the motorcycle.
Tutor said that they found no indications of foul play behind Cuyacot’s death, but his family requested for an autopsy to officially rule out murder as cause for his death.
According to Tutor, the victim was last spotted at 7 p.m. on Monday with some of his companions in Barangay Camaligan and was believed to have been drunk.
A barangay tanod, identified as Johnny Nelias claimed that he saw Cuyacot plunged into the canal on board his motorcycle, prompting him to report the incident to other barangay authorities.
A post mortem examination conducted by municipal health officer Dr. Jasmin Jumao-as indicated that the victim died of blunt trauma to the head which fractured his frontal bone and caused intracranial injury and bleeding.
Police said that Cuyacot was released from prison in 2017.
He was convicted of killing his cousin and was jailed in 2018 for alarm and scandal at a police custodial facility. (A. Doydora, W. Reyes)