New Medical Examiner is ready to start


Guam’s newest Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Jeffrey Nine, is on the island and will be able to start working to aid Guam in getting closure for families and advancing cases involving autopsies and forensic pathology work.

In addition to having a chief medical examiner, more police recruits, having a DNA lab, and hiring criminalists to name a few will be GPD’s priority.

Dr. Nine’s hiring process was pushed back due to family matters.

When asked “why Guam?” Dr. Nine said Guam needed the most help.

“There’s that secondary calling for me where I feel like I can be most used and where there’s most need for people. And Guam certainly fit that bill,” says Dr. Nine.

Dr. Nine is originally from Ohio with 26 years of experience in forensic pathology. He has also worked as a coroner in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. He is also board certified as a forensic pathologist by the American Board of Pathology and clinical and anatomical pathology.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.