Police have charged 11 men with rape and murder after the body of a flight attendant was found in a hotel room in the Philippines. Officers filed charges against the group of men after the woman’s body was discovered in the city of Makati on New Year’s Day.
Christine Angelica Dacera, 23, was unconscious in an empty bathtub of a hotel room where she and her friends were celebrating New Year’s Eve.
The flight attendant, of General Santos City, was later declared dead after being taken to hospital in the Filipino city.
Makati City Police chief Colonel Harold Depositar disclosed 11 men had been charged as they had been with Christine at the time of her death.
The charges are provisional as authorities are waiting for the autopsy and toxicology reports.
The group have been charged with rape as Christine’s body was found with “lacerations and sperm in her genitalia.”
Her body was also covered in bruises and scratches.
Christine was rushed to hospital by three friends and hotel staff after finding her unconscious in the bathtub.