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Missing woman found dead in South Cotabato

Police are investigating after the body of a reported missing 30-year old woman was found in Barangay Crossing Rubber, Tupi, South Cotabato on Friday.

Police Major JS Pedrosa of Tupi Municipal Police Station identified the deceased as Joan Maganto Lawian, who was reported missing since April 7. He said the body was already in a state of decomposition.

Pedrosa said based on the initial forensic examination, the victim suffered head injury.

“Sa inisyal napagsusuri, may nakita tayong blood injury sa kaniyang ulo, sa bunbunan. It’s either may tumama na matigas na bagay kaniyang ulo, o kaya ito ay hinampas,” the official told media.

He also confirmed that several persons have been invited for questioning.

“Lahat ng mga tao na itinurong huling nakasama ng biktima, inimbitahan natin, at willing naman silang tumulong sa imbestigasyon,” he added.

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