Report on abduction of minor and the arrest of the suspect

On July 16, 2009 at 6:00 in the evening at Purok-2, Barangay Marcelina, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur, a certain Romelyn Hedi alias “Lynlyn”, 8 years old, grade 2 pupil and resident of said place was abducted by the suspect identified as one Reynante Gonzales alias “Wali/Bali”, of legal age, a native of Dapa, Surigao del Norte and presently residing at said place.

After the incident, investigation and hot pursuit operation conducted by PNP elements of Bayugan Police Station led by PCINSP Rudy T Cuyop in coordination with Engineering Brigade, Philippine Army led by Sgt Giovanes Agarin together with Barangay Officials and the CVOs of Brgy. Odiong, Brgy. Labao and Brgy. Aguinaldo, all of Espranza, Agusan del Sur which resulted to the apprehension of the suspect on June 17, 2009 at 5:00 in the afternoon.

On July 19, 2009 at 5:30 in the morning, the dead body of the victim was found by the residents floating at Panaytay River, Purok-2, Barangay Marcelina, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur.

PNP elements of Bayugan Police Station together with City Health Officer proceeded to the area to take charge of the victim's remain for autopsy. Arrested suspect is now in the custody of Bayugan Police Station while case is now prepared for filing in court. Progress report to follow. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

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