Sep 23, 2021 @ 12:55

NBI conducts second autopsy on Bree Jonson’s remains

The National Bureau of Investigation has conducted a second autopsy on the remains of visual artist Bree Jonson, who was found unconscious inside a resort in San Juan, La Union, but was declared dead when brought to a local hospital last Saturday.

Her male companion, Julian Ongpin, is now under investigation for possible involvement.

“We already did (conducted an autopsy), started around 2:00 a.m. and concluded around 7 a.m. today (Thursday),” NBI spokesperson, Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin said in a message.

When asked if the NBI would publicly release the findings, Lavin answered in the negative. “Not yet, specimen taken this morning will be subjected for laboratory examinations.”

” Will also ask the Philippine National Police to share with us other pieces of evidence as they were the first responders at the scene of the crime. Crime Scene Investigation Team motored to La Union this morning to process the crime scene, ” Lavin said.

Police arrested 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. But police authorities are still awaiting result of autopsy conducted on her body.

Police said Ongpin and Jonson arrived at the resort at 8:30 p.m. Friday, and were fetched by their friends at 10 p.m.

They returned to the resort at 2:58 a.m. on Saturday. At 3:30 a.m., a commotion was heard in the room occupied by the couple that lasted for approximately 15 minutes.

Footage from a security camera showed Ongpin was looking anxious as he went in and out of the room.

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