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Philippines Checking If Headless Body Is That of Canadian

Philippine police forensic experts were checking if a headless body of a Caucasian man found by villagers in a southern province is that of a Canadian hostage beheaded this week by Muslim extremists, officials said Wednesday. The body was found beside a dry creek in a mountainous clearing near Talipao town in Sulu province, where Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded John Ridsdel after failing to get a huge ransom by a Monday deadline. Suspected militants later dumped Ridsdel's head in...

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