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Dacera Family Cries Cover-Up, Disputes Report on Natural Cause of Death

They insist there was foul play.
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The family of Christine Dacera believes there is a "cover-up" in her case, a spokesman said, as he disputed a police autopsy report that the flight attendant died of natural causes.

There is a second autopsy report that is forthcoming, done by the National Bureau of Investigation, which is different from the police report that was released on Wednesday by persons of interest in the case, said lawyer Brick Reyes.

The police report, which said the 23-year-old died due to a reptured vein or aeortic anurysm, omitted the bruises in Dacaera's arms, legs and genitalia that would justify the filing of a rape with homicide charge in court, Reyes told Teleradyo.

"Hindi lang dahil sa sequence chain or procedure, but talagang we believe there is an intent to cover-up the cause of the death of Christine Dacera," Reyes said, adding the body was embalmed before the autopsy.


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Reyes questioned why the police report was dated Jan. 11 when Dacera was buried on Jan. 10.

He said the report alone was insufficient to rule out foul play since investigators have yet to account for all persons in hotel room 2207, whose occupants partied jointly with Dacera's group, billeted in room 2209.

Surveillance footage from the City Garden Hotel hallway showed that Dacera shuffled between rooms 2207 and 2209 in the wee hours of Jan. 1 after a night of partying. Her remains were found in the bathtub of her room later in the morning of the same day.

"This case is definitely not closed, and we have to identify additional respondents in Room 2207," Reyes said.


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Dacera's case has gripped the nation since the Gen. Debold Sinas, the PNP Chief, declared the case as closed following the arrest of several of her friends and hotel room companions in early January.

Due to insufficient evidence, the case was remanded to a preliminary investigation at the Department of Justice to determine if there are grounds to elevate the rape with homicide comppalint to trial.

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