[In the news] Missing journalist found dead in Davao | Sun.Star

Missing journalist found dead in Davao | Sun.Star.

By Ben O. Tesiorna

DAVAO CITY — Saturnino Apoyon, a former bureau chief of the Philippine News Agency here, was found dead on Tuesday in Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. The cause of his death was still unclear.

Apoyon’s body was found floating in the waters off Governor Generoso, said Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who confirmed the death of the veteran journalist.

The 75-year-old Apoyon had gone missing since last week.

Duterte said she is already arranging for the immediate transport of Apoyon’s body back to Davao City. The body is expected to arrive in the city Wednesday.

The mayor said the family reportedly refused to have Apoyon’s body autopsied by the authorities.

Reports said Apoyon was last seen in Victoria Plaza in Davao City.

Apoyon’s wife, Annie, earlier said her husband had left their house on May 19 and had not returned since. (Sunnex)


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