Decomposing body of American found

Posted at 05/30/12 8:40 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The decomposing body of a 72-year-old American has been found inside his apartment unit in Barangay Oiag Daya, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

Police identified the victim as Robert Lawrence Busenbark.

Investigation showed that Busenbark was found dead inside his unit by the apartment building’s caretaker Juan Tejada. Police said the victim had been dead for 3 to 4 days when the body was found.

The victim’s family said more than P400,000 cash was missing from the victim’s belongings.

Tejada said the victim gave notice last May 23 that he was going to vacate his unit and live with his Filipina girlfriend.

Tejada said several belongings of the victim had already been moved.

According to the victim’s sibling, Busenbark had a heart condition.

However, police have yet to determine the cause of Busenbark’s death.

Police investigation was still ongoing, as of posting. -- Report from Bryan Realgo, ABS-CBN News