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Christine Dacera Case: More Leads Point to Party Drugs

Investigators uncover more leads.
Jan 12, 2021
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More leads have emerged on the alleged role of party drugs in the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera, investigators said.

Dacera's family believes she was drugged before she was found dead in her hotel room bathtub on New Year's Day after a night of partying. She told a friend that she believed her drink was spiked because it gave her a headache.

In portions of his affidavit quoted on GMA News' 24 Oras newscast, one of Dacera's companion's that night, Jaypee dela Serna, said that at around 1 a.m. of Jan. 1, he saw a certain Mark Anthony Rosales bring out what he believed was party drugs.

The drugs were wrapped in plastic and was hidden in Rosales' shoe, according to the affidavit. Dela Serna was initially detained over Dacera's death but was later released to give way to a new investigation. Also released were Rommel Galido and John Paul Halili. They all denied involvement in the incident.

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At a news conference last week, Galido said Dacera told him that she believed a certain "Mark" spiked her drink. A Philippine National Police statement last Jan. 4 also identified a certain Mark Anthony Rosales as among Dacera's companions at the hotel.

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Dacera's remains were laid to rest over the weekend after authorities performed a second autopsy on her remains. 

"Ang tanging hiling ko is, we are praying for justice for my Baby Aica, justice for Christine," her mother, Sharon Dacera, said during her internment.

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The National Bureau of Investigation said it recovered bodily fluids from Dacera's remains, despite police's claims that it had been embalmed. The fluids, 100 ml in total according to 24 Oras, could help determine the presence of drugs or alcohol.

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"We have very interesting leads. We have very interesting, encouraging results," said NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin. "May crime. Let's leave it at that."

"Scientific evidence, forensic evidence, ibabangga namin dun sa ibang pieces of evidence, eyewitness evidence, testimonial evidence," he said.

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