A cancer-stricken sexagenarian woman was found dead hanging from the ceiling of an abandoned house Sunday afternoon in Caloocan City.
The lifeless body of Editha Gutlay, 66, of Phase 4, Package 4, Block 29, Lot 5, Bgy. 176, Bagong Silang, was discovered by her grandchild, Marc Owen Morales, hanging from the ceiling at 5 p.m. with an electric cord looped around her neck and the other end tied to the wooden brace of the ceiling.
Morales immediately sought the help of his aunt Leslie Ann Manalo who helped him cut the electric cord and tried but failed to revive the victim.
Northern Police District (NPD) Crime Laboratory Office member PO3 Ruel Montero learned that the victim was suffering from stage 4 cancer.