By NITZ ARANCON
POLICE said they found no sign of foul play in the death of a folk therapist whose body was found in a vacant lot in Barangay Patag, this city, yesterday.
The caretaker of the property, identified as Jerry Sumalpong, found the body at around 6 am and immediately reported his find to authorities.
SPO4 Fernando Laspoña of the Carmen police identified the “manghihilot”as 52-year-old Felizardo Lumpinay, married, and a resident of Zone 4, Barangay Bulua.
Police said the body was found sprawled on a grassy knoll of a vacant lot in front of the National Food Authority (NFA) warehouse at 6th Division, Barangay Patag, this city.
Laspoña confirmed that the caretaker of the property was the first person to discover Lumpinay’s body.
Laspoña said Lumpinay’s stepson, Joseph Sarabosing, subsequently confirmed that the dead man was his stepfather.
Investigators said they suspected that Lumpinay died of a heart attack. He had suffered from hypertension.
“No sign of foul play,” Laspoña stated in his report to Chief Insp. Ian Borinaga, Carmen police chief.
Lumpinay’s body was brought to Bollozos funeral parlor.
The Scene of the Crime Operatives is reportedly scheduled to examine the body.