BACOLOD City – He was found dead hanging inside their house at Sea Side Villarante Village in Barangay 1, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, police said.
The 39-year-old Erick Caruscay was believed to have committed suicide.
His 13-year-old son who the police did not identify was the one who found him hanging with a belt tied around his neck around 7:45 a.m. on Saturday.
The son then cut the belt when he saw his father.
Police Officer 2 Jake Caballero of the San Carlos City police station said Caruscay was already lying on the bamboo floor of the house when his team arrived.
Caruscay’s son told the police that his father was drunk when he went home the prior night.
Caruscay was repeatedly mentioning his wife who left them while he was detained, the son added.
It was not immediately clear why Caruscay got detained.
The body was brought to the St. Frances Funeral Parlor in San Carlos City and had undergone a post-mortem examination.
Investigation was ongoing as of this writing./PN