Sep 22, 2021 @ 11:07

Julian Ongpin tells cops he tried to stop Jonson from committing suicide in hostel

Region 1 Police said the son of bilyonaryo Julian Ongpin sustained wounds as he was found alone with artist Bree Jonson’s lifeless body in a La Union hostel.

Police Regional Office 1 chief PBGen Emmanuel Peralta, however, said the marks do not appear to have resulted from a violent altercation between him and the up-and-coming painter.

“Kahapon ay inimbitahan namin si Julian Ongpin dito sa aming provincial headquarters sa La Union at in-inspect namin yung katawan niya kasi may nakita kaming mga marking sa katawan,” Peralta told ANC.

Initial findings, however, point out that these were not scratches inflicted by a struggling Jonson.

“Ang allegation ni Julian Ongpin, nag-commit ng suicide si Brianna. Maaaring yung chain ay ginamit niya to harm herself inside the CR… Na-establish na ating SOCO personnel na yung mga sugat sa forearm niya, sa katawan niya ay not caused by struggle coming from Brianna,” the PNP official said, referring to Jonson by her full name.

“Ang nakita natin dun ay wounds caused by nails, mga pako. Tumutugma dun sa sinasabi niyang siya ay sumuot dun sa maliit na window sa CR niya sa kagustuhan niyang mapasok yung CR dahil nandun si Brianna.”

Meanwhile, scuff marks found on Jonson’s neck were reportedly due to self-harm, as police complete autopsy and other medical examinations to confirm her cause of death.

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