ME: Airman found dead this morning with stab wound


Guam – An investigation has been launched into the death of an Airman at the Andersen Air force Base and there is a possibility that foul play was involved.

Early this morning an airman was found unresponsive in base quarters. According to a release from the 36th Wing Public Affair office, the airman was pronounced dead at 3 a.m. this morning.

The identity of the airman has not been released pending notification of the family.

While an autopsy is pending, Chief Medical Examiner Aurelio Espinola confirms that he received information that the airman was found with a stab wound. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Meanwhile, Brigadier General Douglas Cox sends his condolences to the family, saying “Losing a member of our team is the most difficult thing we face and today we have lost a member of our Airforce family. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go with the family.”

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.