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Dead body found at Harmon cliffline

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Guam Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division ends this week, just as they started it : with a death investigation. Just before lunchtime Friday, officers received a call to report to the Harmon cliffline area.   

Police spokesperson Officer AJ Balajadia told KUAM News, "This morning at about 11:20 we received a call from 911 dispatch of a possible body located here on this access road along the Harmon cliffline which is right above Tanguisson Beach." According to Balajadia representatives from the US Department of Agriculture were in the area when they saw a man possibly in his late 20's or early 30's, lying dead on the ground. "USDA was checking their snake traps and came across the body, so patrol came over  and confirmed  that there was a dead person here, and activated the Criminal Investigation Division as part of our procedure. Now they are here they are conducting a death investigation," he added.

Chief medical examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola was also on scene to examine the remains and will conduct an autopsy. Balajadia explained, "The exact cause of death right now is not known, however we have no reason to believe that this is a homicide. It depends on  what  is determined from the autopsy and whether in fact that is the case." 

Like what happened after the discovery of skeleton remains in Dededo Monday, the Guam Police Department is asking the community to come forward if they have any information.

As we reported late Monday CID launched a death investigation after the bones from a woman were found in a ponding basin off Fatima Road. Dr. Espinola believes the woman died of natural causes.  If you have any information about either of these cases call Guam Crime Stoppers at 477-HELP (4357).

Balajadia adds the man is believed to have died this morning.

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