Autopsy in airman’s death complete but results still pending

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Guam – The autopsy has been completed for Airman First Class Bradley Hale, but the results have not yet been released.

Guam’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola tells PNC that he was not given a chance to participate in the autopsy of Hale who was found dead with a stab wound early Tuesday morning inside Andersen Air Force Base.

An Air Force forensic pathologist was flown in to Guam today to perform the autopsy inside Naval Base. Dr. Espinola says he requested for a copy of the results of the autopsy but says he may not get a copy until Monday.

The Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations Spokeswoman Linda Card confirmed that Hale appeared to have a stab wound when he was found inside base quarters and that there was quote a lot of blood. Hale was deployed to Guam out of Barksdale, Louisiana.

A suspect is in custody but it’s not clear if the individual has been charged in Hale’s death.

Card did not return our calls as of news time.