Hiker found dead in Laguna

Posted at | Updated as of 09/29/12 6:54 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A hiker has been found dead in the town of Siniloan, Laguna, authorities said.

The body of the victim, identified by authorities as Anthony Panganiban, was found hanging from a tree with a T-shirt wrapped around the head on Thursday.

Based on the logbook of Barangay Macatad, Panganiban took a hike alone on Monday.

One resident, who saw the victim on Tuesday, suspects that the victim killed himself.

The resident said the victim looked deep in thought when they crossed paths.

Authorities have yet to contact the victim’s family to shed light on the incident.

His body is currently at Balubayan funeral parlor in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

Investigations are ongoing. -- Report from Joan Panopio, ABS-CBN News Southern Tagalog