The family of a flight attendant found dead in a hotel room in the first day of 2021 wants another autopsy on her to dispute earlier findings that she died of natural causes.
The family’s lawyers said the investigating officer’s medical examination did not include some of injuries sustained by 23-year old Christine Angelica Dacera.
“We are disputing the findings of the SOCO (Scene of the Crime Operatives), ‘yung post-mortem report na they claimed the cause of death was aneurysm,” said Paolo Tuliao, one of the Dacera family’s lawyers, in a press briefing. “They didn’t specify sa report ‘yung mga hematoma, ‘yung mga bruises that were found on the victim’s body, that’s why we (sought) another post-mortem report from an independent medico-legal.”
The latest autopsy report may be available by Wednesday, said Dacera family spokesperson Brick Reyes.
“They said she died of natural causes, a ruptured aortic aneurysm which appears in the certificate of death, but which does not include the other injuries she sustained,” said Reyes. “It is not complete as far as we are concerned, that is why we requested for another autopsy.”
Makati City police chief Col. Harold Depositar said earlier there were initial findings Dacera was raped and she had injuries in parts of her body.
He even considered the Dacera case as “closed” as the Makati Police has identified 12 suspects, comprised of people who were with Dacera in the hotel where she died. SOVEREIGNPH