Contemporary artist Bree Jonson, 30, made news after her lifeless body was found in a hotel in La Union on September 18. Her companion, Julian Ongpin, said it was a case of suicide.
In a closed-circuit television video shared by Philippine National Police chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar during a press conference on Thursday, September 23, Jonson and Ongpin can be seen in the CCTV “like having an altercation with each other.”
Based on the video, at 2:56 am on September 18, Ongpin went outside of their room and sat down the stairs. Shortly, he started drinking a bottle of red wine.
Jonson also went outside, and then started walking and drinking. She also talked to Ongpin.
According to the police, the two seemed to have an altercation while outside of their room. Jonson went back to their room after her conversation with Ongpin.
After Jonson’s body was found, the police conducted an initial probe at the scene. The cops seized cocaine inside their room, and Ongpin later on tested positive for a drug test.
On Thursday, Eleazar announced that Jonson also tested positive for cocaine use.
Ongpin, son of prominent businessman and former Trade Minister Roberto Ongpin, now faces drug-related complaints. Later on, the La Union Prosecutor’s Office decided to release Ongpin pending investigation.
After his release, the Department of Justice put Ongpin under immigration lookout list by the request of Jonson’s mother. – Rappler.com