The cause of death of artist Bree Jonson was asphyxia, the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) chief said Wednesday, citing initial autopsy results.
PRO1 director Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Peralta added Jonson also tested positive for cocaine use.
“Ang initial findings sa autopsy ay ‘yung cause of death ni Breana ay asphyxia. Kasama na rin dito yung urine test na nakuha sa bladder niya. Si Breana ay tested positive for cocaine use,” he said in an ANC interview.
(The initial findings of the autopsy showed that the cause of death of Breana was asphyxia. The findings also include her urine test. Breana tested positive for cocaine use)
However, he noted that they are still waiting for the final and complete results of the autopsy.
The 30-year-old painter was found unconscious at a La Union beach resort. She was later declared dead on arrival at the hospital. Her companion, Julian Ongpin, was arrested for alleged violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
Authorities went to the resort due to a report of alleged suicide at the resort.
Ongpin, the son of billionaire Robert Ongpin was detained and tagged as a person of interest. However, the provincial prosecutor’s office released Julian Ongpin.
Peralta read, “the case is not proper for inquest proceedings. The apprehension of the respondent does not fall under any instances where warrantless arrest is allowed.”
Bree Jonson’s cause of death is asphyxia, initial autopsy results show
The 29-year-old Ongpin was caught with 12.6 grams of cocaine and is being investigated into the death of 30-year-old artist Bree Jonson.
Yesterday, Sally Jonson, the mother of Bree, said she does believe that her daughter died of suicide or cocaine overdose due to the marks she saw on her neck.
“I asked my sister to send a picture of my daughter. Kasi gusto kong makita. From that picture alone, makikita mo ‘yung, may mark si Breana dito sa leeg na mahaba, dalawa, tapos meron parang pulang pressure dito sa gitna. So, alam mo ‘yun, parang maiisip mo na something happened there,” Sally noted.
(I asked my sister to send a picture of my daughter. Because I want to see it, from that picture alone, you will see the long mark on Breana’s neck, two, and then a red pressure appears in the middle. So, you know, somehow you will think that something happened there.)