May 22, 2024

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Retired soldier found dead in car’s compartment in Tarlac

By Justine Rich Talusan

A RETIRED soldier on Friday was found dead inside the trunk of an abandoned vehicle on a highway in Tarlac City.

Police said a black Toyota Fortuner with plate No.NIB 3582 was left on  the shoulder of the highway near  Sitio Samberga, Bgy. Sapang Maragul in Tarlac City.

A security officer of the Monteverde Subdivision reported to the police about the vehicle  parked at the  south bound lane of Romulo Highway, with the  hazard light and engine still switched on.

Police arrived and checked the vehicle, where they  discovered a lifeless  body of a man covered with cardboard on the compartment, with only the hair exposed.

Authorities  later identified the victim as Joselito Mondero,  a 55-year-old retired officer of the Philippine Army and  a resident of Bgy. Pisuac, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan.

The victim was identified  through a driver’s license ID, a permit to carry firearms ID, a firearm registration ID, Armed Forces of the Philippine retired officer ID, and the OR/CR of the vehicle.

An in-depth investigation is ongoing.