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.