Cop's decomposing body found in Cavite

Posted at 12/15/12 2:03 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The body of a police officer reported missing two weeks ago in Dasmariñas, Cavite has been recovered, authorities said.

Police Supt. Ulysses Cruz, chief of Dasmariñas Police, said the decomposing body of PO1 Jay Delos Santos was found covered with a red carpet in a grassy field in Mabuhay City, Barangay Paliparan III.

The victim's body bore a gunshot wound believed to be from a .45 caliber bullet, police said.

Delos Santos was assigned to the General Mariano Alvarez police station.

Authorities have yet to determine the suspect and the motive behind the killing as investigations are still ongoing. -- Report from Zandro Ochona, dzMM