Military recovers headless body PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 March 2017 11:58


Government troops have recovered the decapitated body of Juergen Kantner, the German national who was beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf in the hinterlands of Sulu last February 26.

A Western Mindanao Command statement said that the body was recovered by elements of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 3 under Joint Task Force (JTF) Sulu in Sitio Talibang Barangay Buanza, Indanan Sulu at 6pm last Saturday.

It further stated that JTF Sulu under Colonel Cirilito Sobejana immediately requested for the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) Sulu to conduct site preservation for evidence and post mortem procedure after troops cordoned the area where the cadaver was found.

The remains will be kept at a military hospital in Sulu, the Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Hospital Morgue, while completing the documentary requirements.

Western Mindanao Commander Maj. General Carlito Galvez said that they will coordinate with the appropriate offices for the disposition of the remains. (Liza Jocson)