Bree Jonson’s mom hints foul play in death of young artist
MANILA, Philippines — For Bree Jonson’s mother, her 30-year-old daughter did not die of suicide or drug overdose, as the marks found on her neck don’t bear that out.
“Kasi ang pinapalabas nila, ang nagci-circulate sa media, sa social media, is that, nag-OD ang anak ko or nag-suicide ang anak ko. Hindi eh,” Sally Jonson insisted during an ANC interview on Tuesday.
(They try to make it appear, what is circulating in media, and social media, is that my daughter overdosed or she committed suicide. I don’t think so.)
“I asked my sister to send a picture of my daughter. Kasi gusto kong makita. From that picture alone, makikita mo ‘yung, may mark si Breana dito sa leeg na mahaba, dalawa, tapos meron parang pulang pressure dito sa gitna. So, alam mo ‘yun, parang maiisip mo na something happened there,” Sally pointed out.
(I asked my sister to send a picture of my daughter. Because I want to see it, from that picture alone, you will see the long mark on Breana’s neck, two, and then a red pressure appears in the middle. So, you know, somehow you will think that something happened there.)
Sally argued that Julian Ongpin’s statements on Saturday, September 18, do not match up with the fact that he was the victim’s last companion before she was found unconscious in a hotel room in San Juan, La Union. Jonson was later declared dead in a hospital.
“Iba ‘yung lumabas na naging testimony ni Julian din. Ang una ang sabi, nakita daw niya nagkulong sa banyo ang anak ko, and she hanged herself. Tapos ngayon, ‘yung lumabas kahapon, nakita siya on the bed, lifeless. So, ‘di ba?” Sally also claimed.
(Julian’s testimony turned out different. At first, he said he saw my daughter lock herself up in the bathroom, and she hanged herself. Then now, what came out yesterday, he saw her on the bed, lifeless. So, what gives?)
“And then, kahapon may nag-forward sa amin ng picture ng mugshot ni Julian. Talagang nakakatakot, nakakapanindig-balahibo. ‘Yung arm ni Julian, may mga deep scratches, so parang, ano yun? Talagang nanlaban ‘yung anak ko, sinong gagawa nun sa kanya? Talagang fresh deep scratches sa arm niya,” she continued.
(And then yesterday, someone forwarded to us a mugshot of Julian. It’s so scary. It’s chilling. Julian’s arm has deep scratches, so what’s that? My daughter had fought back; who would do that to him? There are fresh deep scratches on his arm.)
Sally has requested the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue a hold departure order against Ongpin.
The police said earlier they’re still waiting for the results of Jonson’s autopsy.
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.