Police Ask For Public’s Help Identifying Burnt Body Found In Ordat-Chalan Pago


The Guam Police Department has identified two distinguishing tattoos on human remains found in a dumpster fire…

PNC’s Don Sulat has the report on this story…

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PNC previously reported that on January 29th – human remains were found after the Guam Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire on Route 10 in the village of Chalan Pago.

According to Chief Ignacio – the state of the remains found makes it hard to identify the body but can confirm that the victim was a male individual, around the 18-40-year-old age range.

Chief Ignacio further reported that the victim did have 2 distinguishing tattoos, which they are hoping could identify the victim.

The first tattoo is the words strength, respect, loyalty – positioned as an inverted arch on the upper front torso.

Meanwhile, the second tattoo was a separate tribal tattoo located on the rear upper torso of the remains.

Furthermore, Chief Ignacio reports that they are now asking for the publics help in identifying the victim to help progress the case further.

Moreover, Chief Ignacio reported, that the parts of the body that was found is not enough to help them in ID’ing the victim. Saying that although they have ruled it as a homicide, they still have not identified the cause of death yet.

As for how long the body was at the scene, the chief of police said that the victim was not killed at the dumpster.

As for if the victim was local or not, Chief Ignacio said that GPD is working with their federal partners to see if the victim could have been a visitor from Guam’s neighboring islands.

GPD is asking the community for help or any information that may lead to identifying the victim. If you have a lead, you can reach out to 671-475-8615 through 7.

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Born and raised on the island of Saipan, Don moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. Prior to joining PNC Don gained professional and life experience through a variety of odd jobs ranging from an administrative assistant to a bouncer to a luxury retail salesman. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team not only to broaden his writing skill but also to challenge himself to get in front of the camera, ultimately furthering his passion to promote an informed and politically engaged Mariånas. Don's beat is Court, Crime, and Regional and is also PNC's Lead Reporter.