Autopsies on the Japanese couple discovered dead at the Guam International Country Club golf course in Dededo were completed over the weekend.
Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao told PNC that the autopsies were performed and it was determined that the cause of death was due to asphyxiation by drowning and the manner of death was ruled accidental.
The couple’s identities have been confirmed but GPD declined to disclose their names at this time.
“We’ve made communications with the Japanese Consulate and they were able to reach out to their kin so we will work from there. We did have some correspondence within the days after the incident so we really appreciate the assistance they provided,” Tapao said.
He says GPD was also able to work with the tour company the couple was utilizing and their assistance was an asset in the investigation.
The bodies of the Japanese couple were pulled from a pond at the golf course on Jan. 10 and their deaths were classified as drownings by the authorities.