VIDEO: Guam Naval Academy Grad, Jake Tenorio, Found Dead in His Apartment in Mission Valley California


Guam – Police in San Diego California are investigating the death of a Guam man whose body was found in a pool of blood inside his apartment Sunday.

The man has been identified as 25-year-old Jonathan Jake Tenorio. His father, Joe Tenorio, told PNC News that San Diego police called him to tell him his son had been found dead in his apartment in Mission Valley. While Tenorio confirmed that police are investigating the cause of his son’s death, he’s been asked not to disclose the details.


Joe Tenorio: “They told me some stuff and I really don’t want to put any information out there all I was told to do was just say that it’s still under investigation.”

San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV reports that it was Tenorio’s roommate who first reported Jonathan’s death to police around 6:20 Sunday morning. 

When officers and paramedics entered the apartment, they found blood inside and Jonathan lifeless.

KGTV reports that a preliminary investigation indicates Tenorio may have been stabbed, but his actual cause of death has not yet been determined. 

While details of the investigation are limited, the Tenorio family is trying their best to understand with the little information they have. Joe Tenorio describes what his son was like and even shares with PNC how this is not the first time the Tenorio family has experienced this kind of loss.

 Joe Tenorio: “He’s very respectful man. All my boys are they’re all respectful you can ask anybody that knows Jonathan the type of person that he is. He’s very respectful. He has a beautiful wife and she’s very respectful also, we’re very very close we’re a tight knit family. our oldest son Joe Gregory he had passed 9 years ago, and this one here happens.”

Joe Tenorio says he has four boys and Jonathan’s wife had just come back to Guam from visiting her husband for the holidays. The father will be heading to San Diego Tuesday to bring his son’s body home.

Jonathan had just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland last May, Joe Tenorio said. He was stationed in San Diego and assigned to the U.S.S. Bunker Hill. Tenorio is from Mangilao and graduated from George Washington High School in 2004.

Rosaries are being held every night starting tonight at the Santa Teresita Church in Mangilao starting at 7:15. Mass starts at 6 pm.