Woman keeps partner's decaying body in Oro

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By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor
September 6, 2019

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CAGAYAN de Oro City--A woman kept the decomposing body of her live-in partner for days in keeping with his partner’s promised that he would get well soon.

Village officials found the decomposing body of a certain Romeo Bagtong, 50, who was presumed to be dead for the last four days since Monday.

Local officials and neighbors, who barged into the house, found the live-in partner Melita Alembo, 38, in between sobs, beside the victim’s body while picking up lice on her hair.

Melita told the police investigators that her live-in partner suffered a “cram” and told her that he would be well in five minutes.

“I decided not to report the incident because he told me that he will recover soon. I did not also know what to do,” Alembo said.

A certain Grace, the closest neighbor, told police that she heard suspicious moaning sounds in the house of the couple Monday.

After that Melita was seen coming out of the house to wash clothes. Since Monday, the victim has not come out of the house, the neighbor said.

“I told my son to peep on the house to find out what happened. It was dark in the house that my son saw nothing,” she said.

Grace said that they never heard that the couple had a quarrel since they lived at the relocation site.

The police are now conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the death of the victim while holding Melita, the live-in partner, in custody. -0-


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