Philippines checking if headless body is that of Canadian

April 27, 2016 7:53 AM

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Philippines checking if headless body is that of Canadian

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine forensic experts are checking if a headless Caucasian man's body found by villagers in a southern province is that of a Canadian hostage beheaded by Muslim extremists.

Military officials said Wednesday the body was found beside a dry creek in a mountain near Talipao town in Sulu province, where Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded John Ridsdel after failing to get a huge ransom. Police later recovered Ridsdel's head in Sulu's Jolo town.

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