PNP: Body found in Nueva Ecija creek not Rey­naldo De Guz­man

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THE body found in a creek in Ga­pan, Nueva Ecija on Septem­ber 5 is def­i­nitely not that of miss­ing 14-yearold Rey­naldo De Guz­man, po­lice said on Mon­day.

The Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) Crime Lab­o­ra­tory said the DNA from the ca­daver did not match those of De Guz­man.

“Based on the re­sults ob­tained, the source of the DNA pro­file ob­tained from the male ca­daver can­not be the bi­o­log­i­cal off­spring of Ed­uardo Gabriel y Sta. Ana and Lina De Guz­man y Da­gante,” read the test find­ings on the ca­daver found in Ga­pan.

Po­lice said De Guz­man’s par­ents were in­clined to be­lieve the DNA test find­ings since it is “99.9 per­cent ac­cu­rate.”

“This means De Guz­man is still miss­ing,” PNP Deputy Chief for Op­er­a­tions Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Fer­nando Men­dez.

The body re­cov­ered in a creek in Barangay San Roque, Ga­pan had 31 stab wounds and his face was cov­ered with pack­ag­ing tape and cloth.

De Guz­man’s par­ents iden­ti­fied the body as their son’s when they vis­ited the fu­neral par­lor on Septem­ber 6.

De Guz­man was the miss­ing com­pan­ion of Carl An­gelo Ar­naiz who was killed by po­lice Of­fi­cers af­ter he al­legedly robbed a taxi driver on Au­gust 17 on C3 Road, Caloocan City.

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