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MEDICO-LEGAL REPORT: Dacera died of natural causes

Based on the available information on hand, the manner of death is classified as natural death

 

Flight attendant Christine Dacera died of natural causes, said a medico-legal report.

Dacera was found dead in a Makati City hotel room after celebrating New Year’s Day with her friends.

The report was submitted to the prosecution at the resumption on Wednesday, January 27,of of the preliminary investigation into the rape with homicide complaint filed by the Philippine National Police against the 11 known companions of Dacera in a New Year’s Eve party.

“Manner of death as homicide is ruled out in Dacera’s case because the aortic aneurysm is considered a medical condition. Rape and/or drug overdose will not result to the development of aneurysms,” the medico-legal report, signed by Police Lt. Gen. Joseph Palmero, read.

“No alcohol or recreational drugs taken the night prior to her death will case that kind of dilatation or defect on her aorta. That dilatation is a chronic condition and was present long before she died,” it added.

The report said that Dacera’s heart had an abnormal weight, which “supports [her] apparently undiagnosed hypertension.”

“Based on the available information on hand, the manner of death is classified as natural death,” the report stated. Read More

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