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Missing OFW found dead in Jeddah

Posted at | Updated as of 02/10/14 5:21 PM

OFW Arnold "Arvie" Viajedor

SAUDI ARABIA – A Filipino worker who was reported missing for 12 days was found dead in a hospital in Jeddah.

Arnold "Arvie" Viajedor, 33-years old of Parañaque City was said to be a victim of a vehicular accident. Viajedor was employed at the Belajio Resort, north Obhur in Jeddah.

"Ang initial report na natanggap namin dito sa consulate, siya ay biktima ng hit-and-run, isang vehicular incident, nasagasaan di umano ng sasakyan," said Consul General Uriel Norman Garibay.

Viajedor's family, friends and colleague began to worry when he went missing on January 15, 2014. They immediately disseminated photos of him on social media in the hopes of finding him at the soonest possible time.

However, after 12 days his employers got a call from authorities informing them that the missing employee was found dead in a hospital.

His colleagues said they last saw Viajedor return home from work very early in the morning on January 15. They said he left the house on the same day to buy something but he never returned.

His friends said Viajedor was his family's bread winner and was very good at work and likewise had a good rapport with colleagues.

"Kami ay nakikipag-ugnayan sa mga awtoridad para magkaroon ng mas malinaw na impormasyon tungkol sa sanhi ng kanyang kamatayan. At ginagawa na rin namin kung ano pa ang pwedeng magawa upang mapauwi ang bangkay sa kanyang mga mahal sa buhay sa lalong medaling panahon," said Garibay. Report from Frank Resma, ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau