Decomposing body found in Balut
MANILA - A decomposing body of a man missing since April 21 was found near the train station in Barangay 142, Zone 12, Balut, Tondo, Manila Monday morning.
The victim was identified as John Mark Concepcion, alias JM Negro.
According to his live-in partner, Tina Pena, Concepcion went out of the house to buy some food on the night he disappeared.
A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage showed the victim, along with another man, eating outside his house.
Another footage showed two more men passing near Concepcion and his companion.
A child found Concepcion's body on the grassy area near the train station. He immediately reported what he saw to barangay officials.
Pena confirmed that the body belongs to Concepcion. He had a bullet wound on his head.
Authorities are investigating the incident with the focus on alias "Joel Blonde", Concepcion's companion, as seen on the CCTV footage.
Concepcion's friends added that he was previously arrested for robbery. He was also using illegal drugs. -- report from Kiko Faulve, ABS-CBN News