PAGADIAN CITY: Residents of Sultan Naga Dimaporo on Friday morning, Sept. 26, found dead the reported missing boy from this city, information reaching this paper said.
Pagadian Police Chief Supt. Glenn Dulawan identified the victim as Mark Geralde Utlang, 16, a resident of Barangay Kagawasan, this city, who was reported lost by his family Sept. 25. .
Utlang was found lifeless in the bushes along the national highway, six days after witnesses said they saw him being forced by unidentified men wearing ski masks into a white automobile, which then sped towards the downtown area.
Dulawan added, quoting the kid’s father, the residents who discovered Mark’s body said they also heard gunshots near the area the night before he was found.
The police chief said the victim sustained three gunshot wounds on his head as he added their office is still validating if the kidnapping is done by a kidnap-for-ransom group.