Jan 18, 2021 @ 15:26

NBI digital probers to examine phones of persons of interest in Dacera case

Digital forensic probers from the National Bureau of Investigation will examine the mobile phones of persons of interest in the Christine Dacera death case.

This as the NBI has already completed the forensic science examination on the remains of Dacera who was found lifeless in a hotel in Makati City on New Year’s Day.

“The NBI digital forensic team will now proceed to examine the data in the mobile phones of the persons of interest,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said.

He, however, failed to divulge the names of the persons of interest.

Guevarra officially tasked the NBI to join the Philippine National Police in probing Dacera’s sensational death.

Dacera was found unconscious in the bathtub of her hotel room in Makati City on New Year’s Day following a party with friends the night before.

Hotel personnel tried to revive her before she was rushed to a hospital where she was declared dead.

Three suspects were arrested and were provisionally charged with the crime of rape with homicide before the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office.

But the prosecutor’s office ordered the release of the suspects pending results of a formal preliminary investigation.

The prosecutor’s office underscored the need to conduct regular preliminary investigation to determine the following facts: (1) whether Christine Angelica F. Dacera was raped and/or killed, and if yes, the identities of the persons responsible therefor, and; (2) whether the death was by reason or on occasion of rape or for other reasons – the actual cause of death. #

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