Son of late Ace Vergel found dead in Mandaue City

Posted at 07/05/2009 10:22 PM | Updated as of 07/05/2009 10:22 PM

 The 37-year old son of the late actor Ace Vergel was found dead in Mandaue City Saturday morning.

Police said they found the body of Martin Asturias at the house he was renting at the Emerald subdivision in Barangay Cabancalan in Mandaue City. Police said he was found dead and had apparently hanged himself using a belt.

Investigators said that Asturia’s housemate, Leonard Cruz and who police said was gay, was nowhere to be found.

Police said they are looking at the two’s separations as probably the reason for the apparent suicide. They said that the two even reported to a police station last July 3 on their intensifying fights.

No one was reported to have coordinated on the wake of Asturias whose body was taken to Rolling Hills Funeral Homes.

Veteran actor Vergel died of heart attack on December 15, 2007. From a report of Carmi Cavanlit, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas