Man’s body found in Swamp Road

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GPD personnel on the scene at Swamp Road, Dededo where a male body was found. (PNC file photo)

Guam Police Department officers from the Northern Precinct Command received a report of a lifeless male individual in Dededo Thursday afternoon.

The discovery of the lifeless body in Swamp Road, Dededo at around 1:30 pm has prompted a death investigation to be conducted by GPD’s Criminal Investigation Division.

According to GPD Spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao, the incident could have occurred from around 12 noon to around 1 pm.

Neighborhood residents told PNC that the male individual is believed to be in his mid-20s.

They identified the male individual but PNC is not releasing the name pending GPD’s official identification.

But Tapao says it’s still too early to report the man’s age or identity.

“We’re still gonna clear and meet with hopefully the people who are here that we can identify as family members and get more information from that. Again this is still early in this investigation,” Tapao said.

A visibly distraught woman, who is believed to be the victim’s mother, was seen walking away from the scene. However, her identity was not confirmed.

Tapao couldn’t confirm if the victim is from the area.

With Guam not having a permanent medical examiner on island, Tapao isn’t sure how long it will take for an autopsy to be performed in order to find out the cause of death.

“There are other death investigations outside of the hospital that still need to be reviewed. As you know, we had the other homicide that needs to be reviewed at the Umatac area and we were able to make an arrest of two individuals and a scheduled autopsy has been requested … so I will verify when that autopsy is performed,” Tapao said.

He added that In the meantime, GPD is asking island residents who are driving past Ha’asu drive or Swamp Road to call 472-8911 if they have seen anything strange or heard anything.

“You can remain completely anonymous by submitting a tip online at guam.crimestoppersweb.com,” Tapao said.

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