Christine Angelica Dacera is a 23-year-old flight attendant who was found dead in a hotel bathtub on New Year’s Day after police believe she was gang-raped at a party. The young woman had checked into the upscale City Garden Hotel with friends to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the city of Makati, just outside Manila in the Philippines, The Sun reported.
According to the outlet, the Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight attendant was at the party with a few of her colleagues. One of them, Rommel Galida, reported that he woke up at around 10 a.m. and found Dacera asleep in the bathtub, the outlet wrote. Galida said he put a blanket over her and returned to bed but when he woke up a few hours later, she was unconscious and turning blue.
Galida explained that he called for help and coworkers tried to revive Dacera. The young woman was declared dead after being rushed to the hospital, The Sun reported. Detectives said an investigation is ongoing and the autopsy results are pending. The outlet wrote that detectives found bruises and cuts on her body, including on her thighs and knees.
According to her Facebook profile, Dacera was born in Davao City in the Philippines and lived in Pasay City. She studied at the University of Philippines and worked as a flight attendant for Philippine Airlines based out of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila and Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO) in Davao, according to her Instagram page.