Search for 59-year-old Hee Soo Ko suspended

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The Guam Fire Department’s search for 59-year-old man Hee Soo Ko was suspended Saturday afternoon “pending any further developments or discoveries.”

According to a statement from Guam Fire Department spokesman Kevin Reilly GFD and OGAs thoroughly searched the area along the Jonestown cliff line where Ko was last seen from the air, land, and sea with negative findings.

Ko was last seen on June 1 at around 11 pm, at the Summer Tower Condominium in Tamuning. He is a pediatric dentist who has an office in the Harmon Loop Plaza in Dededo.

Coupled with the additional information and the discovery of a clothing item that was located along the cliff line of the property, Guam Fire Department’s Search and Rescue were contacted to assist with the search.

GPD is the lead agency and will continue their investigation.

READ the release from Sgt. Tapao in FULL below:

MEDIA RELEASE
PR NO: 06052059
Re: GPD Launches Search for Missing Person

Prepared by: Sgt. I Paul S.N. Tapao

On Friday June 5, the Guam Police Department had requested the assistance from the Guam Fire Department relative to the search of a missing persons report.

Preliminary police reports suggest that on Wednesday June 3, a missing persons report had been filed with police regarding the whereabouts of 59-year-old, Hee Soo Ko who was last seen on June 1 at around 11:00pm, at the Summer Tower Condominium in Tamuning. This case has been forwarded to GPD’s Criminal Investigation Division for follow-up.

On June 4, detectives conducted the follow-up with the missing persons report and immediately canvassed the last known area where Mr. Ko was seen. Through their efforts, GPD’s Marine Patrol was deployed to conduct a cursory check along the coastline area which resulted with negative findings.

On June 5, detectives continued the follow up and were able to view additional surveillance video and met with a possible witness who last saw Mr. Ko. Coupled with the additional information and the discovery of a clothing item that was located along the cliff line of the property, Guam Fire Department’s Search and Rescue were contacted to assist with the search. This case is ongoing.
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