LEGAZPI CITY — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday, July 1, has identified the six bodies exhumed in a remote village in Libon town in Albay.
Paterno Morales, NBI Bicol chief, said based on the examination by the forensic team from Manila, the remains were identified as those of Gilbert and Glen Quinzon from Daraga, Albay; Isabel Razon Meseja from San Pedro, Laguna; Jonald Señadan of Barangay Buga in Libon, Albay; and Marlon and Newin Ansay from Minalabac, Camarines Sur.
Their bodies were exhumed on Wednesday, June 29, after witnesses pointed to the location of the four separate graves in Barangay (village) Molosbolos.
“Of the six cadavers examined, one was positively identified based on dental parameter. The rest were initially identified through the secondary parameters such as tattoos and personal belongings,” Morales said.
The victims were believed to have been killed by the Concepcion criminal group, led by Gilbert Concepcion, involved in robberies, extortion, gunrunning, and gun-for-hire activities.
Morales said before the victims were beheaded, some of them were paraded around the village and even tortured in front of the village officials.
Morales said the Quinzon brothers and Meseja had a business transaction in Libon town in June 2021 before they were reported missing.
He said Señadan was a police informant posing as a fish vendor who went missing on December 16, 2021 while the Ansay brothers were selling medical supplies in the said town on January 25, 2022 before they disappeared.
The skeletal remains of the five victims were already claimed by the families while Meseja’s body was temporarily buried at Pawa Cemetery in Legazpi City.
The agency is preparing murder complaints to be filed against Concepcion and other persons of interest.
Police previously identified Concepcion as a resident of Molosbolos and a former communist rebel who later became a soldier but was dismissed from the service.
Several incidents of killings and crimes were reported in Molosbolos and in nearby villages.
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