ILOCOS NORTE - A man’s mutilated body, with his penis cut off, was found on the side of a road in Barangay Cabaroan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte early morning on Monday.
He was identified as Prudencio Balicat, 58-years-old, and a resident of the said barangay.
According to Police Senior Inspector Jephre Taccad, a passerby who reported to them thought the fatality was a victim of a road accident but when they went to the scene, they discovered his penis cut off and had 15 deep stab wounds on different parts of his body. His penis was placed beside his face.
Taccad said he believes that the unidentified assailant has extreme hatred towards the victim.
Balicat was last seen inside a videoke bar and left around 3 a.m.
A love triangle is a possible motive behind the killing, but Taccad refused to give more details about it as of the moment.
A caliber .38 revolver and one live ammunition were also recovered near the crime scene, believed to be owned by Balicat.
Balicat was living alone in their house in Bacarra. He was supposed to leave for Hawaii this year to be with his family.