Aids hinted in Brit suicide

DID the 52-year old British national who was found dead inside his home in Surigao City committed suicide because of fear he had AIDS?

This angle is now being looked into after rumors flew thick that, after undergoing medical check up in Cebu City with his Filipina Wife, Peter Terence Hoyt was allegedly diagnosed with Acute Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Caraga Police Regional Director Jaime Elorita Milla admitted he first heard about the AIDS story but later Surigao City Police Chief Roberto Dungo informed him that the British national may have committed suicide because of "severe head problems".

"I'm still waiting for the investigation report s from the Surigao City Police" Milla told Sun.Star.

The victim was found dead hours after he and his wife Angelina arrived from Cebu last January 9.

The couple had consulted doctors in Cebu for unknown medical reasons, according to initial police investigation.

Responding policemen recovered a .45 cal pistol, a magazine containing five live ammunitions, one empty shell and a slug near the victim's dead body.

Later, investigators found out that the victim had left a suicide note. That letter was not found in the crime when police first responded to the incident.

Meanwhile, Milla considered the twin unfortunate incidents involving British nationals as solved.

Milla cited the identification and filing of appropriate charges against the suspects in the killing of British missionary David Brash, 62, a Reformed Baptist doing missionary works in the Philippines believed to have been tortured before torched to death.

Last December 8, 2007, Caraga police operatives unearthed charred remains of Brash, 62, in a swampy area of Purok 7, Sitio Lucahon, Barangay Tagapira, San Francisco , Agusan del Sur.

Brash was reported by his wife as missing but later on Annalyn, 22, the wife, allegedly admitted to police investigators she allegedly plotted the killing of her British husband because of alleged maltreatment.

Charged before Butuan City Prosecutor Felixberto Guiritan are: Annalyn Bataller Brash, 22; Renante Puerto Prado, 22; and Noah Martinez Noja, 30.

Surigao Today

All articles/photos on this website are for general information only. Surigaotoday.com does not own any responsibility for the correctness or authenticity of the information in the articles. We take no responsibility for loss, inconvenience or injury resulting from this information.