Christine Dacera Died of 'Natural' Cause, According to Crime Lab Report


Christine Dacera died a "natural" death -- from a ruptured aorta or blood vessel -- according to a court document that was made public by persons of interest in the case. The findings go against the argument of her family that there was foul play.

Dacera could be suffering from undetected hypertension, based on an examination of her organs by the police crime laboratory. The aortic aneurysm, listed as her cause of death in an initial examination, was building up even before the New Year's Eve party where her family believes she was drugged.

The crime lab report is just one of several pieces of evidence that the Department of Justice is considering before it decides whether or not criminal charges will be elevated for trial and who will be charged.

"That dilation or aneurysm started long time ago, or maybe years prior to her death," the report said. Her heart weighed 500 grams compared to the normal weight of 300 grams, indicating undiagnosed hypertension, it said.

"No alcohol or recreational drugs taken the night prior to her death will cause that kind of defect or dilation in her aorta," it said.


Homicide is "ruled out because aortic aneurysm is considered a medical condition," the report said.

"Rape and/or drug overdose will not result in the development of aneurysms," it said.

Should drugs or alcohol be found in her body, the crime lab report said this would be "moot" since the autopsy found rupture aortic aneurysm as cause of death.

This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by editors.

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