NBI set to exhume teacher’s remains

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will conduct an autopsy on the remains of the 32-year-old teacher who died after giving birth at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital last February 12.

NBI-Bacolod special investigator Syrus Aluzan said on Monday that Dr. Nicasio Butin, medico-legal officer of their regional office in Iloilo City, will arrive in Bacolod this week to supervise the exhumation of the body of Nanette Fernandez of E.B. Magalona.

The NBI is acting on the complaint filed by the victim's husband, Wayne Star Fernandez, who had doubts on the cause of death of his wife after giving birth to a baby girl.

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The victim died of hypovolemic shock, uterine rapture and cervical laceration, based on her death certificate.

The husband said his wife was brought to the hospital in Silay City on February 11. An hour after she delivered their baby girl, she started bleeding.

Fernandez said that he could not understand why his wife died when she had no complications or any medical condition, based on her prenatal records.

The doctors asked Fernandez to look for blood since his wife needed to undergo surgery, he said.

Fernandez was informed by the doctors that the bleeding will possibly stop only if her uterus is removed.

Later, she was transferred to the intensive care unit, where she died, he said.

"She died when it was not time for her to go yet," the husband said.

Aluzan said the husband gave them the right to exhume the body of his wife and conduct an autopsy.

"From the result of the post-mortem examination of our medico-legal, we will determine if there is probable cause to conduct an investigation," he said. (TDE)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 11, 2014.

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