The investigation into the death of Peter John Rios Jr. has now been classified as a homicide following an autopsy performed on his body Thursday, May 14.
According to a brief statement from Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao the cause of death was “due to multiple gunshot wounds” and “the manner of death was ruled a “homicide.”
The 45-year-old Rios was found dead inside a second-floor unit at the Taitano Apartments on JA Camacho Street in Mongmong on Monday, May 4.
Juan Mendiola was arrested the next day. He was booked and confined on allegations of murder and aggravated assault, with a special allegation of use of a deadly weapon. He is also accused of destroying evidence.
The magistrate complaint in a separate drug case involving Bruce Aflague Diaz reveals that Diaz provided a gun to Mendiola.