The MOTHER of a flight attendant found dead at a luxury hotel says she “cannot accept” the autopsy finding which claims she WASN'T raped.
Christine Dacera's lifeless body was found on New Year's Day in the bath tub of the City Garden hotel in Makati, the Philippines, after she had partied there the previous night.
Police initially suspected she had been killed and provisionally charged 11 men who she partied with.
Yet, the official autopsy has confirmed the 23-year-old died of a “ruptured aortic aneurysm”.
Now her mum Sharon has hit out at the report insisting her daughter was sexually assaulted.
She told news show Headstart:“For me, my daughter was raped.
“If you see the body of Christine, if you are the mother you will surely feel the pain suffered by Christine from them but my daughter cannot speak anymore because she died.
Sharon references lacerations and bruises on her daughter’s body, which hadn’t been written up in the autopsy, as proof of the report’s inaccuracy.
Chilling CCTV of Christine's final hours shows her kissing a man as she partied with a group on New Year's Eve.
Christine was found dead the next day and "sperm and lacerations" were found on her body.
She was also covered in scratches and bruises. At the time, officers said they believed she had been raped.
Rommel Galido, who was partying with the 23-year-old that night, told the Philippine Star she said to him during the party: “Someone put something in my drink.”
All 11 men provisionally charged have since been released from custody.
The Makati City Prosecutor’s Office said: “The pieces of evidence so far submitted are insufficient to establish that (Ms Dacera) was sexually assaulted or raped”.
The Dacera family was now calling for the Philippine National Police’s medico-legal officer to be sacked from his position, following his alleged bungling of Christine’s autopsy.
A lawyer for Ms Dacera’s family, Brick Reyes, told the Inquirer they believed the young woman was drugged and abused before her death. Christine had “already experienced intoxication” and complained that her drinks appeared to have been spiked during the New Year’s celebrations, Reyes said.
“We know that it was quite impossible (to get proper evidence) considering that there have already been some compromises and the body has shown signs of deterioration but we were not discouraged by that,” he said in an interview on Saturday night.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Tuesday that he had received notification from the NBI that urine samples had been successfully extracted from Ms Dacera’s body.
These would “provide a lot of information to the forensic team,” he said.
“The results of the laboratory examination may come out in a few days,” Justice Secretary Guevarra added.
Ms Dacera’s mother believes someone mixed a drug into her daughter’s drink.
“There was a crime, my daughter is dead. There was a crime,” she said.
“The ones responsible should be made to pay in the death of my daughter. That is justice for me.”
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