Christine Dacera: Flight attendant’s mom questions post-mortem – NZ Herald


Dacera was ‘excited to put on that uniform’. Picture / Equipped, Instagram @xtinedacera

The mom of flight attendant Christine Dacera, who died after a New Yr’s occasion in a Philippines lodge, has hit out on the official post-mortem discovering that her daughter died of a “ruptured aortic aneurysm”.

Sharon Dacera appeared on a televised interview and quashed the suggestion her daughter died of an aortic complication and that she “won’t settle for” the post-mortem that is been launched.

“For me, my daughter was raped,” Mrs Dacera stated in an interview with the information program Headstart.

“In the event you see the physique of Christine, if you’re the mom you’ll certainly really feel the ache suffered by Christine from them however my daughter can not communicate anymore as a result of she died.

“There have been lacerations on my daughter, bruises, how come it wasn’t written (within the post-mortem)? I can not settle for the post-mortem that that they had accomplished.”

'First Christmas away from home'. Photo / Supplied, Instagram @xtinedacera
‘First Christmas away from dwelling’. Picture / Equipped, Instagram @xtinedacera

Christine Dacera was discovered lifeless in a lodge room bathtub on the Backyard Metropolis Grand Resort in Makati, Philippines on New Yr’s Day.

Eleven males have been provisionally charged in relation to the rape and homicide of the 23-year-old, who labored as a PAL Categorical crew member. Three of the 11 males charged in relation to Ms Dacera’s loss of life have been arrested however launched from police custody.

The Makati Metropolis Prosecutor’s Workplace stated “the items of proof thus far submitted are inadequate to ascertain that (Ms Dacera) was sexually assaulted or raped”.

Following the discharge of the post-mortem, the Dacera household is asking for the Philippine Nationwide Police’s medico-legal officer to be sacked from his place for allegedly bungling the post-mortem.

A lawyer for Ms Dacera’s household stated they believed the younger girl was drugged and abused earlier than her loss of life.

Dacera was found dead in her hotel bathtub at the City Garden Grand Hotel in Makati, Philippines. Photo / Supplied
Dacera was discovered lifeless in her lodge bathtub on the Metropolis Backyard Grand Resort in Makati, Philippines. Picture / Equipped

They claimed Ms Dacera “had already skilled intoxication and complained that her drinks appeared to have been spiked” throughout the New Yr’s celebrations.

“We additionally consider that possibly the aneurysm was a proximate trigger however additionally it is very potential it was triggered by the assault previous to her loss of life,” the household’s lawyer, Brick Reyes, stated, in response to The Inquirer.

The Nationwide Bureau of Investigation is conducting a second post-mortem on Ms Dacera’s physique, and the outcomes are anticipated to be launched someday this week.

Based on native media, the NBI is hopeful it might be capable of shed extra mild on how the younger flight attendant died although her stays have been “already contaminated”.

Ferdinand Lavin, the NBI’s deputy director, stated {that a} re-autopsy could also be troublesome to ascertain whether or not there was sexual abuse earlier than she was discovered lifeless in her lodge room as a result of a number of the proof they collected appeared deteriorated and compromised given her physique was already embalmed previous to their second post-mortem.

“We all know that it was fairly not possible (to get correct proof) contemplating that there have already been some compromises and the physique has proven indicators of degradation however we weren’t discouraged by that,” he stated in an interview with reporters on Saturday night time.

Dacera had recently begun working for PAL as a flight attendant. Photo / Supplied, Instagram @xtinedacera
Dacera had not too long ago begun working for PAL as a flight attendant. Picture / Equipped, Instagram @xtinedacera

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra stated on Tuesday that he had acquired notification from the NBI that urine samples had been efficiently extracted from Ms Dacera’s physique, which is able to “present quite a lot of data to the forensic staff”.

“The outcomes of the laboratory examination might come out in just a few days,” Justice Secretary Guevarra added.

Ms Dacera’s mom believes somebody combined a drug into her daughter’s drink.

“There was against the law, my daughter is lifeless. There was against the law,” she stated.

“Those accountable must be made to pay within the loss of life of my daughter. That’s justice for me.”

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