Bree Jonson, a painter, was discovered dead in a resort room in La Union that she shared with the son of millionaire industrialist Roberto Ongpin, who was later arrested for drug possession.
According to a police investigation, Julian Roberto Ongpin, a 29-year-old angel investor and art patron, informed staff at the fashionable Flotsam and Jetsam resort in San Juan town that he discovered the 30-year-old Jonson lifeless in their toilet. Master Sergeant Alfredo Fajardo, the case’s investigator, confirmed the occurrence to reportr independently over the phone.
According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Maj. Gerardo Macaraeg, the San Juan police chief, Ongpin will be prosecuted with illicit drug possession. Macaraeg was the one who reported cocaine had been discovered in the room.
According to Fajardo, the investigator, the two arrived in the early evening of September 17, Friday. They left before midnight and returned at 3 a.m. to their room. He claimed that was the last time Jonson was seen alive.
Thirty minutes later, Ongpin rushed out of their room asking for help saying Jonson was dead in their bathroom after an apparent suicide. Ongpin looked anxious (balisa) at that time, police said.
Jonson was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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