Death in Harmon remains a mystery


Guam – Was there foul play in the death of an unidentified man, whose body was found in the Harmon area on Feb. 19?

Pending autopsy result, the man’s death remains a mystery, according to GPD Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao.

However, investigators are looking into a possible link between the death and a stolen vehicle complaint.

Police sent out a release the day after the man’s body was discovered. They were searching for a bronze 2010 Hyundai Tucson.

“What we were looking at was the stolen vehicle complaint was really trying to find out where the vehicle was, whether it was related to the incident that happened in the Harmon area,” Tapao said. “Our investigators needed to locate the vehicle to ascertain more information to move forward with that stolen vehicle complaint.”

At this time GPD could not confirm a link between the two cases.

However, a neighbor indicated that the vehicle described matched the vehicle owned by the deceased man.

“With the stolen vehicle that was initially a stolen vehicle complaint. Now with the death investigation, we cannot (tell at this point) because of the fact that an autopsy report has not been conducted. We can’t really disclose any information with regard to the death investigation,” Tapao said.

“There’s still some other avenues that are officers are still exploring,” he said. “There are still a lot of interviews being conducted at this time and I was just informed by the officers that they continue to meet with individual business associates relative to the investigation.”

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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.