Skeleton found in Buddhist temple septic tank could be missing teacher

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The Buddhist temple where the body was discovered. Photo taken in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda in 2013

Jack Ey, the Tacloban Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce president, is urging police to look deeper in the any information on the identity of the skeleton.

Workers on the temple were cleaning out a drainage system that was later discovered to be the septic system. The human remains are rumored to be that of a teacher from Leyte Progressive High School who disappeared while visiting the temple 15 years ago.

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The teacher was not only a frequent visitor, she was a devotee to the culture. The temple was abandoned by the monks after typhoon Yolanda devastated the entire region of Tacloban in November of 2013.

Police say that the skeleton will be examined by the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory.

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