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.
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.