A forensic pathologist said the alleged “urine” sample extracted by the National Bureau of Investigation from the embalmed body of Christine Dacera raised more questions regarding the flight attendant’s death.
Dr. Raquel Fortun told Super Radyo dzBB on Wednesday that the process of how the liquid sample was extracted should be documented.
“Maraming tanong dyan. Totoo ba ‘yan? Anong nakuha nila? How much? How labeled? Kung ebidensya ‘to, at saka may chain of custody mo, so dapat walang question na hindi ‘yan yung nanggaling sa kanya. Baka napalitan, baka na-contaminate. Maraming issue dyan,” she added.
(There are many questions there. Is that true? What did they get? How much? How labeled? If this is evidence, and then you have a chain of custody, then there should be no question that that is not what came from her. It may have been replaced, it may have been contaminated. There are many issues there.)
She added she would be surprised if the NBI really extracted a urine sample from Dacera since police earlier reported that her bladder was empty.
“I would be, actually, surprised kung meron nga,” she said.
“Bakit ni-report noong unang doktor na walang laman (ang bladder) and yet ‘yung second one, sabi meron…And that’s why ini-insist ko, labanan ‘yan ng documentation. Sino sa inyo ang nagsasabi ng totoo? Sino ang nambobola? Malaking bagay ‘yan,” she added.
(Why did the first doctor report that it was empty (the bladder) and yet the second one, said there was… And that’s why I insist, it’s a battle of documentation. Which of you is telling the truth? Who is flattering? That’s a big deal.)
Not urine but embalming fluid
The forensic pathologist also noted that the NBI could have extracted embalming fluid and not urine.
“Ang sabi doon sa first report sa Philippine National Police, talagang nakasulat doon, the bladder is empty. So ibig sabihin, walang ihi,” she said.
(It was said in the first report of the Philippine National Police, it was actually written there, the bladder is empty. So that means, no urine.)
“Kaya noong narinig ko na meron daw nakuhang bodily fluid ang NBI doon sa second autopsy several days after. Ang tanong ko is paanong…hindi siguro bladder ‘yan baka embalming fluid lang ‘yan sa mga body cavity. Tapos lumabas ‘yung istorya na, hindi, sa ano raw talaga ito, sa bladder,” she added.
(So when I heard that the NBI allegedly got bodily fluid at the second autopsy several days later. My question is how? Maybe not that bladder maybe it’s just embalming fluid in the body cavities. Then the story came out that, no, it came from the bladder.)