A report from the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory showed that flight attendant Christine Dacera died of natural causes and there are no signs she was raped.
“Based on the available information on hand, the manner of death is classified as natural death,” the PNP Crime Laboratory report stated, pointing to aneurysm as the cause.
“In the person of Dacera, this happened in the aorta that the continuous increase in her blood pressure within it (aorta) further weakened that defect and eventually burst,” it added.
The report showed that Dacera may have drank too much or partied too hard, but it was ruled out that her drink on New Year’s Eve was “spiked.”
“The moment there was a tear in the aorta, blood loss will occur and the patient is expected to feel various symptoms like weakness, nausea, and diaphoresis that can explain why she was feeling weird and unlike the feeling of a hangover from previous drinking sessions,” it added.
“The loss of blood due to the ruptured aorta killed her within a few hours,” it added.
Furthermore, the report pointed out that there was no evidence that Dacera’s drink on New Year’s Eve was spiked, which could have triggered her aneurysm, as “no alcohol or recreational drugs taken the night prior to her death will cause that kind of dilatation or defect on her aorta.”
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is also conducting a parallel probe on Dacera’s death.
Dacera was found dead in a hotel room in the morning of January 1, 2021 by her friends, who all claimed they did not harm her. Three were detained by the Makati police but the prosecutor’s office of the city ordered them released.
But Dacera’s earlier said the initial investigation did not take into account the bodily injuries of Christine.