Sep 23, 2021 @ 13:46

Bree Jonson’s family disputes initial autopsy: ‘There were signs of struggle’

The family of the late artist Bree Jonson disputed initial reports from the Philippine National Police Region 1 that there were no signs of foul play that led to the 30-year-old’s death.

Abogados from the Sunga Salandanan and Ampuan law offices, which represent the Jonson family, said statements made by La Union police did not match with what they found.

“Contrary to prior statements circulating on social media, the initial medicolegal report of Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center showed signs of struggle. There were bruises found in some other parts of Breanna’s body other than her neck,” the statement read.

They also pointed out gaps in the account of Julian Ongpin, son of bilyonaryo Bobby Ongpin who was last seen with Jonson.

“Based on what we saw, Breanna and Julian had a heated altercation minutes before she was found unconscious in their hotel room. The two were in and out of their room for a few minutes before they eventually locked themselves in,” the lawyers said, citing what they saw from CCTV footage at the Flotsam & Jetsam Hostel.

While it appeared that Ongpin did climb through the bathroom window, he was pacing around and had a hotel staff open the room door until police arrived.

The Jonson camp has asked for a fresh autopsy.

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