WATCH: Tense moments before Jonson was found unconscious
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday released a short CCTV footage showing painter Bree Jonson and Julian Ongpin in an alleged altercation outside their room in a La Union hostel before she was found unconscious on the bed and later declared dead in a hospital on September 18.
Police chief Guillermo Eleazar played the video at a press briefing and said it came from the Police Regional Office 1, which is investigating Jonson’s death.
In the video, Eleazar describes Ongpin going out of the rented room and sitting by the stairs while holding a bottle of wine and consuming it. Jonson’s full name is Breana Patricia Jonson Agunod, according to police.
“Then [Jonson] also went outside, walking, talked with Ongpin, drank wine, and went back inside like they had an altercation with each other,” the PNP chief noted.
Investigations were continuing to determine the cause of Jonson’s death as the victim’s mother expressed doubts over claims the 30-year-old artist possibly took her own life.
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