Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday revealed that the National Bureau of Investigation has completed the forensic examination of tissues taken from the remains of flight attendant Christine Angelica Dacera.
Guevarra said he was leaving it up to the NBI to disclose the results of the forensic examination conducted by the NBI forensic team.
“The NBI has completed its forensic examination of tissues obtained from the subject’s remains,” Guevarra said in a text message to reporters.
The NBI’s forensic team earlier extracted tissues from Dacera’s internal organs as well as her urine.
The NBI is also coordinating and would be comparing their findings with the Makati Medical Center that reportedly also conducted laboratory tests on the 23-year-old Dacera.
Guevarra said that the NBI would also be examining the contents of the information in the mobile phones of those who have been tagged as persons of interests in the investigation.
“The NBI digital forensic team will now proceed to examine the data in the mobile phones of the persons of interest,” he said.
According to Guevarra, some of the occupants of room 2207 and 2209 at the City Garden Grand Hotel in Makati City were also subjected to drug tests by the NBI.
“I understand that some of them have undergone drug testing, and the rest will also be tested. I’ll leave it to the NBI to divulge the results,” he said.
On Jan. 1, after a New Year’s Eve party with some friends, Dacera was found unconscious inside an empty bathtub inside room 2209.
Based on the autopsy conducted by the Philippine National Police, she died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm.