Two of the six saw mill workers, earlier abducted by members of the Maute Group, in Butig town, Lanao Del Sur, were found beheaded Tuesday afternoon.
This was confirmed by Western Mindanao Command (WMC) spokesperson Major Filemon Tan in a message to the PNA Wednesday.
The bodies were recovered 4: 20 p.m. at Barangay Bayabao Poblacion by operatives of the Butig Municipal Police Station.
They were identified as Salvador Hanobas and Jaymart Hanobas, Tan added.
The bodies and the heads were placed inside two sacks, a police report disclosed.
The fatalities are among the six saw mill workers snatched by members of the Maute Group in Barangay Sandab last April 4 on the belief that they were spying on the lawless band on orders from the government.
The bandits earlier released Julieto Hanobas, Alfredo Anoos, Gabriel Permites, and Adones Mendez.