NBI finishes forensic exam in Dacera case; results to be disclosed

NBI finishes forensic exam in Dacera case; results to be disclosed

- The NBI has finished its forensic examination in the Christine Dacera case

- This was announced by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday, January 18

- He did not reveal the results, but he expects the NBI to disclose them soon

- The examination was based on the specimens gathered by the NBI from the victim’s organs and urine

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The National Bureau of Investigation finally completed the forensic examination done on the specimens of Christine Dacera.

NBI finishes forensic exam in Dacera case; results to be disclosed
Christine Angelica Dacera (Photo credit: @xtinedacera)
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On Monday, January 18, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced the said report.

“The NBI has completed its forensic examination of tissues obtained from the subject's remains. It is currently coordinating with the Makati Medical Center on related issues,” he stated.

Guevarra did not disclose the results of the examination. He said that he will allow the NBI to reveal them. He also believes that the findings will be released anytime soon.

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The said tissues that were examined came from the victim’s urine and some organs. They were collected by the NBI forensic team on January 9 in General Santos just prior to Dacera’s burial.

Dacera was discovered lifeless in a bathtub in a Makati hotel after a New Year’s Eve party. She was rushed to the hospital by her friends, but she was eventually pronounced dead on arrival.

It can be remembered that the initial findings of the Philippine National Police stated that the cause of Dacera’s death was a ruptured aortic aneurysm. However, the Makati City Police believed otherwise.

A rape with homicide charge was filed against 11 persons who were with Dacera the night before she was found dead. Three of them were detained by the police. However, the accusation was denied by the suspects, as they are all part of the LGBT community.

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Since there was insufficient evidence, the three suspects were released, and the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office ordered a preliminary investigation. A re-autopsy was done eight days after.

The NBI took over the case as Guevarra found the investigation done by the police lacking. They recovered around 100 ml urine sample, included in the three boxes of other specimens.

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Christine Dacera was a 23-year-old flight attendant from General Santos.

Recently, five of the suspects tested negative in drug tests. They even publicized the results on January 11 to prove their innocence. Meanwhile, the 13th occupant of room 2207 may stand as a state witness according to the NBI. The other 12 occupants have also been probed already.

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