Mutilated body of kidnapped 7-year old boy recovered

The mutilated body of a seven-year-old child was recovered in a creek in Basilisa, Dinagat Province after being reported kidnapped, ABS- CBN Regional Network Group reported Thursday.

The body of 7-year-old Cedie Estoconing was recovered at a creek in Barangay Diegas in Basilisa town. The body was found without the head, left knee, and his internal organs removed.

Escotoning's mother, Rosemarie, said that the boy has been missing since October 21.

Senior Police Officer 2 Ruben Piodo, Basilisa police deputy chief, said two suspects in the killing, Narciso Barrientos, 54 years old, and Fermin Abear, 23 years old, admitted that they kidnapped the victim.

According to the suspects, they planned to hold the child ransom for P 10,000, but the child died while inside a sack of charcoal. It was then that they allegedly got the internal organs of the child, which was believed to be intended for use of a certain Allan Nadunza as a charm.

A few days prior to the recovery of the body, a ten-year-old child witnessed the suspects covering the body of the child with banana leaves near the house of the suspects.

The two suspects are also believed to be members of a group who use charms.

Police said the suspects will face charges of kidnapping with homicide and additional cases of robbery after the suspects were also tied to hold-up cases in different parts on the province.

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