Sep 24, 2021 @ 13:05

Bree Jonson’s camp insists that there was struggle

The law firm of the family of visual artist Breanna “Bree” Jonson has remained firm in rejecting the suicide angle of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The Sunga, Salandanan and Ampuan Law Office said the autopsy performed on Jonson’s remains showed that she resisted.

Commenting on the La Union resort’s CCTV video, the lawyers said: ”

“Based on what we saw, they had a heated altercation minutes before she was found unconscious,” the lawyers said.

The lawyers issued the statement after Police Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Peralta, director of the Police Regional Office 1, was quoted in news reports as saying that while they are not discounting the possibility of a foul play behind Jonson’s death, the initial investigation is leaning towards suicide.

Police arrested Julian Ongpin, 29, on Saturday in San Juan, La Union, after 12.6 grams of cocaine were found in the hotel room he and Jonson were occupying.

He was later ordered released upon the order of the La Union Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.

Ongpin was Jonson’s boyfriend and was the last companion when she was found unconscious in Flotsam & Jetsam Resort. She was brought to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival before dawn on Saturday.

The scion of Ongpin family claimed that Jonson committed suicide.

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