Three foreigners die in Cebu province over just two days

Cebu deaths
Swedish National Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Moalboal, Cebu –

An German and Australian were found dead while a Swede was killed in a road accident in Cebu province in just two days.

On Sunday, a 70-year-old German, was found dead inside the Meili Beach Resort in Alcoy town. Horst Michael Feyerabend was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.


Police are investigating the death for any signs of foul play.

Four hours later, at about 6pm., a Swedish man died after his motorcycle rammed a concrete fence in Moalboal town.

Lars Starner, aged 53 died after suffering severe head injuries in the crash. Police say he was wearing a bicycle helmet that failed to offer sufficient protection.


Starner was heading home on his Honda CRM 250 from a beach party in barangay Saavedra when the accident happened.

Then, the following morning, in a house in Moalboal town, a 68-year-old Australian was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head.

His Filipino wife, Vertrud, told police that Eduard Halbwachs committed suicide.

Vertrud said she and Halbwachs had just finished their breakfast when he excused himself to go to the garage.

A few minutes later, Vertrud said she heard a shot fired. She rushed to the garage and found her husband slumped face down on the ground. A pistol was found near his body.

Vertrud’s relatives told police that the Australian was suffering from an illness which caused him severe headaches.

Police investigations are continuing.