The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said on Monday, Dec. 6, it hopes to finish within this week its investigation into the death last Nov. 30 of dismissed policeman and murder convict Jonel M. Nuezca at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City.
BuCor Deputy Director General Gabriel P. Chaclag said during the Laging Handa briefing that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has already conducted an autopsy on the remains of Nuezca.
“Yun pong result ng autopsy ni PDL Jonel Nuezca ay wala pa sa amin, nasa NBI medico-legal team pa (the result of the autopsy conducted on person deprived of liberty Jonel Nuesca is still with the NBI medico-legal team),” Chaclag said.
“We expect na sana this week ay mai-submit na po natin para mabuo po natin yung whole investigation report (We expect to submit this week so we can complete the investigation report),” he added.
Nuezca was taken to the NBP hospital on complaints of dizziness and shortness of breath. He died thereafter. His remains have been interred in Tarlac.
“Ating pinaniniwalaan na nag-succumb siya po sa cardiac arrest at sana po sa paglabas ng autopsy makikita natin in order to bring closure to incident (We believe he died due to cardiac arrest and we hope to get the autopsy report to bring closure to this incident),” Chaclag said.
He said the attending physicians found no indication of foul play in Nuezca’s death.
“Sa pagtatanong sa kanyang mga kasamahan, ay talaga naman pong natural cause ang itinuturo sa kanyang pagkamatay dahil wala naman pong nakitang kaaway, wala pong suspicious incidents before he was brought to the hospital (The inmates who were questioned indicated he died from natural causes since he had no enemies and no suspicious incidents that took place prior to his death,” he said.
“Yun din initial report po na physical examination ng mga attending doctors wala po silang nakita na signs of violence (Initial physical examination conducted by attending doctors showed no signs of violence),” Chaclag added.