ISABELA – A barangay chairman in Cordon, Isabela was found dead inside a sports utility vehicle, an apparent shooting victim, in Purok 1, Barangay Pag-asa, Echague, Isabela, on Saturday.

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Ricardo R. Mencias, barangay chairperson of Barangay Camarao, Cordon town, was found dead inside a white Toyota Fortuner which was parked along the road.

Police Captain Frances Littaua, information officer of Isabela Provincial Police, said Mencias had a bullet wound in the face.

The victim was discovered by residents of Barangay Pag-asa, with its chairman immediately calling the attention of the police regarding the incident.

Police recovered a fired cartridge from a caliber-.45 pistol at the crime scene.

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