Sharon Dacera, the mother of flight attendant Christine Dacera, said today in a televised interview that her daughter did not die of a “ruptured aortic aneurysm,” contrary to the findings of an official autopsy.
“For me, my daughter was raped,” Sharon said in an interview with the news program Headstart. “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.”
The grieving mother said it was impossible for Christine to die of an aneurysm because the 23-year-old was “healthy.”
“In the medico-legal, you can see ma’am that there were lacerations on my daughter, bruises, how come it wasn’t written [in the autopsy]? It would be unfair. I cannot accept the autopsy that they had done,” she said.
The Dacera family is out to have the Philippine National Police’s medico-legal officer fired from his position for allegedly bungling the autopsy. The National Bureau of Investigation is conducting a second autopsy on Christine’s body, and the result is expected to be released sometime this week.
Sharon said in the same interview that she believed that her daughter’s drink was spiked by someone during the party. Rommel Galido, one of the suspects who attended the New Year’s Day hotel party where Christine was found dead, alleged that another suspect named Mark Anthony Rosales mixed something into the victim’s drink.
“Most probably there was [someone who did it]. I know Christine; my daughter isn’t like that. Maybe they took advantage of her kindness and her provincial ways. Christine really trusted them so much. I said, as a friend, they should not have betrayed Christine,” Sharon said.
Sharon also blamed everyone who attended the event at City Garden Hotel in Makati, and insisted they could have done more to save her daughter. One of the suspects said they did their best to save the victim, including doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
“When they learned that my daughter had a headache, there was a clinic at the hotel, they could have called the information desk. Why didn’t they do that? 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,” she added.
This article, ‘There Was A Crime’: Christine Dacera’s mom insists daughter was raped, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia’s leading alternative media company.