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NBI: ‘We have witnesses to testify Nida Blanca was in Casino Filipino’

() - December 17, 2001 - 12:00am
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has more than one witness who could testify that multi-awarded actress Nida Blanca was in Casino Filipino the night before she was found murdered inside her car in San Juan.

Ricardo Diaz, NBI spokesman for the Blanca case said the witnesses gave their sworn statement about two weeks ago but "we are still verifying the veracity of their statements.

"According to the witnesses, Nida was with a lesbian-looking woman at the casino the night before she was found dead," said Diaz, who expressed belief the testimonies of the new witnesses might help in the solution of the case. Diaz refused to reveal the witnesses’ identities for security reason.

The statement of the new witnesses came five days after the NBI found out that the woman captured by the security tapes at the Casino Filipino on Nov. 6 was not Blanca "but someone else who has the same built as Blanca."

The "other woman" was also with two lesbian-looking women at the Casino Filipino in Parañaque City on Nov. 6.

Blanca, who was Dorothy Jones in real life, was found murdered on Nov. 7 inside her car parked at the sixth floor of the Atlanta Center on Annapolis street in Greenhills, San Juan. She suffered 13 stab wounds in the face and body.

With the latest development, NBI agents are hoping to identify the killers of Blanca.

"The witnesses said Nida was indeed there, but the security camera failed to capture her," a source said.

Some witnesses said Blanca was last seen alive at the Casino with two-lesbian looking women. The information prompted some theories that money could have been the motive behind the gruesome killing on Nov. 7. – Cecille Suerte Felipe

ATLANTA CENTER BLANCA CASINO FILIPINO CECILLE SUERTE FELIPE DIAZ DOROTHY JONES NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION NIDA NIDA BLANCA SAN JUAN
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