Wednesday, July 23, 1997 

Folk in Carcar bry.......... where woman's body..... was found in cliff......... complain of foul odor

   JOINT Regional mobile group (RMG) 7 and Carcar police operatives yesterday combed the cliffs of Sitio Tan-awan, Barangay Guadalupe, Carcar after residents complained of a foul smell in the area. 

     Police found no body, except for a pair of old black rubber shoes which they brought along for examination.

     Police believe that the stench came from decomposing pig flesh when former Tubod, Barili Barangay Captain Romeo Empleo  and Barino Bus Company inspector Boboy Tabanao earlier saw hind feet of three huge pigs thrown in the area Saturday morning.

     Also yesterday, Dionisio Chiong, father of the two Chiong sisters who have been reported missing since last week submitted the fingerprints and dental records of his two children to the PNP crime laboratory.

      Insp. Florencio Diaz, homicide section chief, said Chiong submitted the dental history and fingerprint records which were taken from the Comelec registration files of Jackie, 23 and Marijoy, 21, through Cebu PNP Director Mario Potot. 

     Police recovered last Friday morning the body of a woman at the cliff, two days after the Chiong sisters were reported missing in Cebu city.

     Although it has not been known if the body found in Tan-awan belongs to one of the Chiongs, their brother, Dennis, who went there said it was not one of her sisters because the woman had long hair.

      Medico legal examiner Nestor Sator said the body was wearing light orange Giordano shirt with collar and Guess blue jeans, the same attire Marijoy Chiong was wearing when she disappeared last Wednesday.

     Dennis is an employee of Hilton Heavy Equipment where his father works as the purchasing manager.

     For the first time, the elder Chiong visited Diaz's office yesterday morning and clarified that his two daughters have no personal problems with him.

     But Chiong, who has not gone to view the woman's remains, assured to visit the town whatever findings of the PNP crime laboratory may be, Diaz said.   OCP WITH REPORTS FROM GC.

Comments:  Take note in this article, police reported that they found "no body, except for a pair of old black rubber shoes which they brought along for examination. Yet, 14 months later, the police in their testimony in court said that they also found a diskette at the same time they found the old black rubber shoes. (For more on this mysterious diskette, please see Part 8 of this website).

     Also in this article, it is reported that Dionisio Chiong submitted the fingerprints and dental records of his two children to the PNP Director Mario Potot  on July 22, 1997. 

     However, during their court testimonies, the police claimed Director Potot issued an order to the police fingerprint expert to compare the fingerprint of Marijoy with the body found in the ravine on July 20. And, only Marijoy's fingerprints were attached to the order. 

     How can this be so, when the two sister's  fingerprint cards were only submitted to them on July 22?

     Read more on this topic in Part 2 of this website. 

     Once again, and this time the sister's own brother is quoted to have said "it was not one of her sisters because the woman had long hair."

     What's surprising to read is, after 6 days his daughters have been missing, and 4 days since an unidentified body was found in Carcar, Dionisio Chiong has not gone to view the woman's remains" in Carcar. Didn't he care that the woman could have been one of his missing daughters?

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