Body of beheaded former village chief found in Basilan

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 22 2017 09:28 PM

MANILA - The headless body of a former barangay chairman in a Basilan town was found Sunday morning, local police said.

Relatives have identified the victim as Hadji Najir Bohong, former chief of Barangay Mahatallang in the town of Sumisip.

Initial investigation shows Bohong left his house Saturday afternoon to gather wood nearby.

His headless body was found the next day at around 11 a.m. following a search conducted by authorities.

Police are still conducting follow-up operations to locate the head of the victim and to identify the culprits. 

As of posting, the authorities have yet to determine the motivation behind the beheading.