Fisherman stabs woman dead, hangs self in Ilocos

February 26, 2020

CANDON City, Ilocos Sur -- A fisherman went berserk and stabbed dead a woman before hanging himself in Barangay Salvador 2nd, Candon City, Ilocos Sur yesterday.

The suspect was identified as  Raymund Ganacias Soriano, 35,   while the victim was Bernadet Gampew Soriano, both residents of Bgy. Salvador 2nd.

Police said  before the incident, the suspect borrowed a knife from his  neighbor Melanie Gabayan.

Minutes later, Gabayan and the neigbors heard screams coming from  the suspect’s  house.  

When they rushed there, they saw the suspect stabbing the victim.

Gabayan called help from  barangay officials who informed the police.

When the police arrived, they found the suspect already lifeless hanging from the ceiling with a nylon wire arond his neck.

The victim and the suspect were rushed to Candon General  Hospital but were declared dead upon arrival.