Police over the weekend discovered the body of painter Bree Jonson in a La Union beach resort and filed a complaint against the man who was with her for alleged violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
In a statement, Police Regional Office 1 Director Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Peralta said the San Juan, La Union municipal police found Jonson's body when it responded to a report of alleged suicide at the resort on Saturday.
Julian Ongpin, who had been staying at the resort with her, has been tagged as a person of interest.
Ongpin—son of businessman Roberto Ongpin—also tested positive for cocaine, and 12.6 grams of the illegal substance were recovered.
A complaint for violation of Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 has been filed against Ongpin, police also said.
Peralta, for his part, said they are conducting a follow-up investigation to determine Jonson's cause of death and to file more charges if evidence warrants.
"I have already instructed the La Union Police Provincial Office to conduct a thorough investigation on the case," Peralta said.
He also expressed his condolences to Jonson's family.
"On behalf of Police Regional Office 1, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the bereaved family of the late Breana Patricia Jonson Agunod," said Peralta.