Tricycle driver found dead by son

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 03 2012 10:57 AM | Updated as of Jun 03 2012 06:57 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A tricycle driver, identified as Marcelo Makalukos, was found dead by his own son inside their house in Brgy. Sto. Niño, NBBS Navotas early Sunday morning.

Seven-year-old Marvin was sent by a neighbor to look for his father when he found him dead.

"Dito kumain 'yung anak niya. Sabi ko tawagin mo si Papa mo," said Belen San Agustin, a neighbor. "Bumalik sa aking 'yung bata, sabi Ate Bele, patay na si Papa. Ginigising ko, ayaw magising."

Authorities have not discovered the cause of death, but they have already ruled out foul play.

"Wala tayong nakitang foul play or struggling doon sa bangkay, kaya na-rule out 'yun ng SOCO natin," said PO3 Jojo Sangco.

Sangco said Makalukos most likely died of natural causes.

"After the autopsy examination, doon pa lang natin malalaman kung may foul play," he added. -- Report from Bettina Magsaysay, ABS-CBN News