A trader and son of a former vice governor of Davao del Norte was found dead on a village road in the municipality of Carmen town Tuesday morning, the authorities said.
Senior Superintendent Edgardo Wycoco, Davao del Norte police chief, said Fredelyn San Jose, 46, married and a resident of Trebajo Village, was found on a road in the village of Alejal past 9 a.m. with a wound in the right temple and investigators were still trying to determine what caused it.
The victim was the son of former Davao del Norte Vice Governor Pedro San Jose, who is currently an official of the University of Mindanao.
The victim was last seen alive early Monday morning as he left his home in his car, said Supt. Glenn Cristenes, Davao del Norte police public information officer.
Reports about the victim being abducted by unidentified men were shot down by authorities, saying they could not see any indication yet of the supposed kidnapping.
Police were already communicating with the victim’s family Monday night after his vehicle was found abandoned at Purok 10-B, Alejal, said Wycoco.