Man who died in last month’s Harmon fire identified as Chang Yu

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Guam – Previously listed as a John Doe, the man who died in a fire last month has now been identified.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola identified the victim as 68-year-old Chang Yu. When Dr. Espinola first performed the autopsy, he says no family members had come forward to identify the victim.

However, in recent days Yu’s employer, a local construction company, visited the Medical Examiner’s Office to officially identify the victim as one of its employees.

Espinola says Yu died of asphyxia from smoke and soot inhalation.

The fire was reported in the early morning hours of July 26 of a residential structure in the Harmon Industrial area. Two other occupants of the structure were able to escape the blaze.