Maritime instructor found dead inside pension house

Nony Basco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 23 2018 12:36 AM

ILOILO CITY -- A 26-year-old maritime instructor was found lifeless inside a pension house in Barangay Yulo, Arevalo, Iloilo City Sunday night.

The victim was identified as Mark Eden Ellaga, a resident of Barangay Aureliana, Patnongon in Antique.

Police investigation showed the victim has been renting Room 3-C of Arthur's Villas for several months before the incident. He was last seen by other occupants entering the room three nights ago. 

Just this evening, some occupants in the neighboring rooms were complaining of foul odor coming from the victim's room. 

When the caretaker opened the room using a duplicate key, he discovered the victim's lifeless body.

Investigators suspect the victim died while sleeping. There were no signs of struggle and inflicted wounds in the victim's body. 

The body will be subjected to an autopsy to further clarify the cause of death.

The victim is a maritime instructor at John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation Maritime University in Arevalo, Iloilo City.