Victim identified in Andersen Air Force Base death; suspect in custody

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Guam – The Air Force has confirmed that an individual is in custody regarding the death of an airman Tuesday inside Andersen Air Force Base, according to the Air Force Times which reports that the Air force office of special investigations confirmed the details.

Although the individual is in custody, the person has not been charged pending the results of an autopsy.

Air Force Times cites OSI spokesperson Linda Card who confirmed that the victim appeared to have a stab wound and that there was “a lot of blood.”

Local medical examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola told PNC that Air Force authorities also said the victim appeared to have suffered from a stab wound. However, Dr. Espinola says he has delayed the autopsy at the request of the Air Force which is sending its own forensic pathologist to Guam to assist Dr. Espinola in the autopsy.

Meanwhile, the Air Force has identified the victim as Airman First Class Bradley G. Hale, 20, deployed here from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.