National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) deputy director Ferdinand Lavin said the was a “crime” involving the death of Christine Dacera after the second autopsy on the flight attendant’s remains yielded “very interesting leads.”
NBI announced that bodily fluids were recovered in the second autopsy performed on Christine Dacera’s remains. Such bodily fluids, it is said, will help 80 percent in their ongoing investigation.
In a report by John Consulta on GMA News “24 Oras” on Monday, a source from the NBI said that about 100 milliliters of bodily fluids were obtained in another autopsy held in General Santos City on Saturday.
He also said that the NBI forensic investigative team was surprised when they found an organ even though the police had already embalmed and autopsied Dacera’s body.
The fluids and organs taken from Dacera will be subjected to tests to assist in the investigation into the death of the 23-year-old flight attendant on January 1 at a hotel in Makati.
“We have a very interesting leads. We have very encouraging results. Kaya malaman kung [may] presence of alcohol, level of alcohol maybe, presence of illegal drugs,” said NBI deputy director Ferdinand Lavin.
NBI: There is a ‘crime’ in Christine Dacera’s death
“May crime. Let’s leave it at that. May crime dito (there is a crime here),” he added.
The source also said that the NBI is awaiting the tests conducted by Makati Medical Center where Dacera was taken when she was found not breathing in the hotel bathtub on the afternoon of January 1.
The examiners also included tissue samples and biological samples found at the hotel.
Although Dacera was initially declared to have died of a ruptured aneurysm, the Dacera family believed that there was foul play in the incident and the flight attendant was abused.
Meanwhile, only lawyers of eight of the 11 respondents went to the NBI office on Monday.
“We’re giving them their equal chance at the investigation level. If they ignore that… then whatever pieces of evidence we have at hand by the time we have concluded the investigation, then we will file the case if we see any violations,” said Lavin.