Guam – The Guam Police Department has yet to locate the family of a man who died after a hit-and-run accident in Maite on Feb. 16.
Local authorities continued to withhold the victims’ identity pending notification of the next of kin, but Naval Hospital Public Information Officer Jaciyn Matanane confirmed the identity of the victim: 60-year- old victim, Joseph Peter Parenteau.
Matanane told PNC that Parenteau was brought into the hospital in the evening of Feb. 16, and was pronounced deceased by attending doctors.
The Office of the Attorney General said an autopsy was performed on Feb. 17. However, “pending notification of the family and out of respect for them, the findings are not available at this time,” the AG’s office said.
While GPD has retrieved Parenteau’s identification card, no other information is available to locate his next of kin, according to police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao.
Tapao said the department is unable to divulge the victim’s identity without notifying the next of kin. As a result, information shared with the public is limited.
Tapao said police were also still waiting for the autopsy report.
Parenteau was struck on Feb. 16 at around 11 p.m. as he was attempting to cross the eastbound lane in Maite near Kwong Hwa.
Police continue to search for the hit-and-run driver and seek information from the community regarding the crash. If you have any information about the incident, please contact GPD at 472-8911.