The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday presented a CCTV footage of artist Bree Jonson and billionaire’s son Julian Ongpin outside their room in a resort in La Union.
The footage was taken a few hours before Jonson was found lifeless and Ongpin was arrested over the weekend.
According to PNP chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar, Police Regional Office 1 gave the video main probe on Jonson’s death.
Eleazar said the footage showed Ongpin went outside the room and sat down on the stairs while drinking red wine.
Jonson then followed Ongpin and talked to him. The artist drank wine and went back inside the room “like they have an altercation with each other,” he said.
(We don’t have a conclusion. This was just taken from the last part of the video when they were together.)
Eleazar said the CCTV footage did not show any sign of struggle between Ongpin and Jonson.
“So what happened inside, wala pa tayong conclusion [We don’t have a conclusion yet regarding what happened inside the room],” he said.
Julian Ongpin said he found artist Bree Jonson hanging in the bathroom, so he untied her and put her on the bed, according to Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar.
CCTV footage of Julian Ongpin, Bree Jonson in La Union showed
“That’s part of the reenactment, sinabi nakita niya eh nakabigti tapos tinanggal niya at nilagay doon sa bed,” Eleazar said in a press briefing.
(He said that he saw her hanging, then untied her and placed her on the bed.)
“That is his recollection and his statement,” Eleazar added.
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.
Asphyxia is a condition arising when the body is deprived of oxygen, causing unconsciousness or death.
PRO1 director Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Peralta added Jonson also tested positive for cocaine use.