Guam – Police have reclassified the death of 51-year-old John Blas to a homicide investigation, indicating foul play. However, Blas’ cause of death has yet to be determined.
After speaking with Blas’s neighbors, PNC uncovered that the alleged victim had spent the evening drinking with them before he was found dead and that everyone reportedly left around 10 p.m. Friday night without incident or dispute. But whatever happened between 10 p.m. Friday and the discovery of John Blas’ lifeless body at 12:58 Saturday afternoon remains in question.
An autopsy by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola points detectives in the direction of foul play. Guam Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao says Blas’ manner of death has been ruled a homicide, but that the cause of his death has yet to be determined, pending further analysis.
According to neighbors, Blas was discovered by a minor known to him, near a lemai tree and a banana tree outside Blas’ home along Chalan Chirik in Chalan Pago.
GPD confirmed that Blas’ lifeless body was found with injuries. Blas’ neighbors told PNC they did not hear any commotion or see any person out of the ordinary in the area leading up to the discovery.
GPD is now asking the community for help. If you have any information about this case, please contact GPD at 472-8911.