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PNP submits results of examinations on Christine Dacera's body to Makati prosecutors


The Philippine National Police (PNP) submitted the results of examinations on the remains of flight attendant Christine Dacera as the Makati prosecutor's office's investigation continued on Wednesday.

Mike Santiago, lawyer for some of the men accused of raping and killing Dacera, said the PNP submitted "partial results" that do not yet include a toxicology report.

Two weeks ago, the Makati prosecutor's office said the PNP intended to submit a DNA analysis and the results of histopath and laboratory examinations.

Without divulging the contents of the submissions, Santiago said: "The documents will speak for itself."

"We also do not want to preempt or overstep on the powers and functions of the prosecutor in resolving this case," he told reporters. 

Another hearing is scheduled for February 3.

Dacera was found unresponsive in the bathtub of a hotel room in Makati on January 1. She had checked in to celebrate the New Year with her friends.

Her family believes she was drugged and sexually abused, but her friends who were with her said they did not harm her.

Police filed a rape with homicide complaint against Dacera's companions and detained three of them until prosecutors ordered them released.

The complaint was referred for further investigation after the investigating prosecutor found that the initial evidence was insufficient to support the allegation that a crime was committed.

The National Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the case. —KBK, GMA News