Decomposing body found in car in Tamuning

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Guam – An investigation has been launched after a body was found inside a vehicle which was left on the side of the road on Pancaso Palting Lane in Tamuning. According to GPD Spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao the owner of the Hyundai Santa Fe had parked the car in an attempt to sell the vehicle, when the owner returned to checked the vehicle on Thursday at 2 p.m., he discovered the decomposed body. An autopsy is pending. At this time GPD does not have information on how long the vehicle was parked for or what stage of decomposition the body was in.

GPD is seeking help in identifying the individual who was found, described as male possibly Micronesian approximately in his late 30’s or early 40’s with short black hair. He was found wearing black boxers and has a tattoo on his left shoulder which appears to be a sword piercing a heart.

This is a developing story anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact 477-4357.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.