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Murder victim's wife pleads with public

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The widow of Vincent Bernardo Peredo is pleading with the public in the hopes anyone who has information about her husband's murder comes forward.  Meriza Unpingco Peredo never imagined that she would lose her husband at such a young age and at the hands of a killer.

She had no idea that when she spoke to her husband Sunday, it would be their last conversation.

On Monday, the unthinkable happened - Meriza received the horrific call that something had happened to her husband, 31-year-old Vincent.  The father of three who helped run the family-owned Peredo's General Merchandise Store in Yona was found murdered inside his home along As Andie Street in the large village in the central part of the island.

Despite much speculation within the community the Guam Police Department isn't saying how "Vin" was killed, as they don't want to jeopardize the ongoing investigation. As well, authorities aren't saying who made the call to 911 around 11:30 Monday morning making the report of a pulseless and breathless male individual.

GPD's Criminal Investigation Division agents have worked around the clock, conducting dozens of interviews and looking for clues that could lead them to the person(s) responsible for his murder.  

And now Meriza, left to raise their three beautiful children on her own, is making a plea to the public.  She recorded the following statement at the KUAM Studios this afternoon, emotionally saying,

"There are no words to express the sense of loss that me, my children, Vince's mother and sister, family and friends have felt throughout the past two days.  We are truly grateful for the heartfelt prayers and out pour of overwhelming support being shown throughout this very difficult time.  I agreed to make this statement tonight at the off chance that someone out there knows something that can help bring the people responsible for Vin's death to justice.   Please help me and family give Vin the gift of peace and help us to make sure that no other family will have to suffer the same loss we are right now."

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Guam Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division 475-8551-7 or Guam Crimestoppers at 477-HELP (4357).

Mass is being held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Rita nightly at 6:30, with rosaries immediately following.

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