Missing treasure hunter found in Nueva Ecija

>> Saturday, April 29, 2017

By Manny Galvez

RIZAL, Nueva Ecija -- Police recovered the body of a 40-year-old treasure hunter who was reported missing during a landslide in this town last week.
The body of Frederick Sombillo was recovered night of April 13, three days after the accident that occurred in Barangay Villa Paraiso, according to provincial police director Senior Supt. Antonio Yarra.
Sombillo, along with Pedro Tapang, 60,went to the site to supposedly search for hidden treasures.
In November, Sombillo was allowed by property owner Ismael Braganza to conduct treasure hunting at the site.
Sombillo’s team started digging on Feb. 28.
On Monday night, Sombillo and Tapang entered the site, but a landslide occurred.

Tapang was rescued four hours after the accident.


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