Australian man murdered in Benguet

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 16 2012 01:43 PM | Updated as of Oct 16 2012 09:43 PM

MANILA, Philippines – An Australian national was discovered dead with his throat slashed inside his home in Benguet province.

The body of Joseph Allan Adams was found at 7:30 a.m. inside his home in Alpa Village, Tuding, in Itogon.

Adams body was discovered by Jose Pallay when the latter visited the Australian’s home to collect the salary of the gardener.

According to Pallay, the gate and the door to Adams’ home were opened. When he peered in, he saw the victim’s bloodied body on the sofa.

He immediately called authorities for help.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victim’s throat was slashed and that the crime possibly happened last Sunday.

Authorities are investigating the case to determine the motive and the suspect behind the incident. Report from Mara Floresca, ABS-CBN News