PNP Crime Lab Director PCSupt. Emmanuel Aranas shows the autopsy, histopathology and toxicology report regarding the death of two rave party victims.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory has released the autopsy, histopathology and toxicology report on two of the fatalities at the Close Up Forever Summer concert.
PNP Crime Laboratory Director PCSupt. Emmanuel Aranas said, Ken Miagawa and Eric Miller died of multiple organ failure caused by illegal drugs and alcohol.
“The two died due to multiple organ failure focusing on the brain and heart due to the effects of the substance,” PCSupt. Aranas explained.
Based on the tests, traces of PMA or para-methoxyamphetamine, MDC or methylenedioxycathinone, MDA or methylenedioxyamphetamine and 0.182 mg/ml of alcohol were found in Ken Miagawa’s stomach and blood.
Meanwhie, traces of amphetamine, PMA, MDA and 0.138 mg/ml alcohol were found in Eric Miller.
According to the former legal and investigation division of the AIDG, PC/Insp. Roque Merdegia Jr, based on the mixture of substances, the drug could have been green apple or green amore, a type of pro-active drug ecstasy.
Its effects could be severe hyperthermia, severe palpitation that could lead to cardiac arrest, hyperactivity, euphoria, over active and overdosage could lead to death.
It destroys heart muscle and normal tissues of the kidney.
Its effect is even stronger when mixed with alcohol.
“The heart rhythm was affected. It was so fast that the heart couldn’t control and because of the condition of the heart, the brain was likewise affected as well as the circulation of the blood,” Aranas said. “The brain was also deprived of oxygen,” he added.
Aranas added that Miagawa’s heart suffered from fibrosis while Miller’s suffered fat necrosis which means that they have heart problems even before the event which developed due to prior incidents of substance abuse.
(LEA YLAGAN/UNTV NEWS)