Dec 2, 2020 @ 10:10

NBI to subject missing lawyer’s mobile phone to forensic examination

The National Bureau of Investigation will subject the mobile phone of missing University of the Philippines law professor and lawyer Ryan Oliva to forensic examination, a ranking bureau official said on Wednesday.

According to NBI Deputy Director and concurrent spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin, probers will try to extract vital information from Oliva’s phone call records, SMS, emails, and even location data.

“We already have the mobile phone of Atty. Ryan found inside his bag recovered in Lubang Island, and will submit the same for digital forensic autopsy,” Lavin said.

Oliva, a legislative liaison officer at the Department of Tourism and a professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law, was last seen November 21.

His bag was found on Friday along the shores of Sitio Natalon in Looc town, Occidental Mindoro

Found in the bag were Oliva’s identification cards, ATM cards, cellphone and his other personal belongings, according to Occidental Mindoro police.

Oliva’s bag was discovered by a resident in a nearby construction site at 6 a.m., the police added.

There were no reported sightings, however, of the missing UP professor in the area.

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