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Vendor formerly jailed for drugs found hogtied, riddled with bullets

Police investigators in Simon Village, Barangay Mansilingan, where the body was found.*BCPO photo

The body of a fish vendor formerly jailed for illegal drugs was found hogtied with multiple gunshot wounds at Simon Village in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, 7:20 a.m. Friday, January 27.

Found dead was Henry Paul Javier Bombate, 22, of Sitio Sibucao, Brgy. Banago in Bacolod City.

The victim sustained four gunshot wounds on the head and three on his body, Maj. Elmer Bonilla, Police Station 7 chief, said.

His hands and feet were tied, and his mouth and eyes were covered with duct tape.

Bombate, who is a father of two, was last seen by his family when he left his home in Barangay Banago at 4 p.m. Thursday, his sister Bea Bombate said.

Someone was using her brother’s Facebook account Thursday night and withdrew P3,900 from his GCash account, she said.

She said he brother was a fish vendor at the Central Market in Bacolod City.

It is possible that the victim was killed somewhere else and his body was just dumped at Simon Village as residents did not hear any gunshots, Bonilla said.

Bonilla said Bombate had previously been apprehended in a drugs buy-bust operation conducted by Station 3 policemen in Barangay 12, Bacolod City.

On Wednesday two chopped off hands soaked in beef broth were also left at Barangay 2 in Bacolod with a note with the names of 22 persons linked to illegal drugs.

Bombate’s name was not among the 22 on the list, Bonilla said.*

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