Family identifies body found in Yigo

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Authorities have identified the elderly man discovered dead in Yigo, but how he died is still in question.

Family members have identified the elderly man as 70-year old Charles Santiago Taitano. Guam Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao said the investigation continues as they have yet to determine a cause and manner of death.

Taitano was discovered on March 21 in Mataguac, Yigo but police have remained quiet on the details of the investigation. It remains unclear if there were any signs of foul play. An autopsy on the body is pending.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.