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Police looking into death of Tamuning woman

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Police are conducting a death investigation after a woman was found dead inside her Tamuning apartment early this morning. Neighbors and residents of Oceanside Apartments in the central village are in shock and disbelief. Their neighbor, 55-year-old Shelly June Bernstein, was found dead inside her home.  

We're told that her eldest son, who has been tending to his mother for the last year, returned home to find blood inside the apartment and his mom unresponsive. He immediately called 911.

Guam Police Department spokesperson Officer A.J. Balajadia told KUAM News, "When the officers arrived there they found a female adult, 55 years old who was not breathing and was unresponsive. They went ahead and activated Criminal Investigation detectives because of the injury and Dr. [Aurelio] Espinola was called to the scene."

Bernstein was pronounced dead at 1:40 this morning and because the investigation is ongoing, police are not releasing many details at this point. "The injury is to the head and so we're moving forward with investigating that as far as interviewing, checking for witnesses and keeping the scene secured until we know exactly what happened," said Officer Balajadia.

Neighbors tell us bernstein was a flight attendant with United who has been on leave for several months due to having surgery and falling ill. She was known for being friendly and spending time with her two sons.

Many of her neighbors just spent time with her at a barbeque at the apartment complex on Saturday, having conversations about her re-gaining strength and getting on the road to recovery.  

The medical examiner confirms that Bernstein died from a skull fracture but the exact cause of death has not yet been determined. He will continue the autopsy on Wednesday.  In the meantime police continue their investigation looking for leads into the woman's death.

If you have any information about what happened please call Guam Crimestoppers at 477-HELP (4357) or text 688-STOP (7867).

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