DOC detainee died from natural causes - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

DOC detainee died from natural causes

Posted: Updated:

The prison facility in Hagatna was placed on lock down after a detainee is found dead.

Chief medical examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola says it appears a detainee found dead at the Department of Corrections Hagatna Detention Facility died of natural causes.

Police and medics were called to the scene just after 9 o'clock today to a report of an unconscious and unresponsive person at the facility. When they arrived, the call was then reclassified to an expired body.

Espinola confirms the detainee, who has only been identified as a 33 year old man, did not have any traumatic injuries...meaning he does not suspect any foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for next week.

GPD's criminal investigation division is taking the lead on the death investigation.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Pair of men arrested after Merizo home invasion

    Pair of men arrested after Merizo home invasion

    Two men are under arrest accused of entering a home and threatening the victim with a knife and tire iron. Bernard Joel Muna and Benjamin Anthony Muna are charged with home invasion, burglary and terrorizing. Police responded to the incident in Merizo on More >>
    Two men are under arrest accused of entering a home and threatening the victim with a knife and tire iron. Bernard Joel Muna and Benjamin Anthony Muna are charged with home invasion, burglary and terrorizing. Police responded to the incident in Merizo on More >>
  • Committee will look into GMH's controversy

    Committee will look into GMH's controversy

    Controversy at the hospital prompts a legislative investigative committee. The committee will meet to discuss a recent CMS survey outlining hospital mismanagement and deficiencies that could lose the hospital millions of dollars in Medicare and Medicaid fMore >>
    Controversy at the hospital prompts a legislative investigative committee. The committee will meet to discuss a recent CMS survey outlining hospital mismanagement and deficiencies that could lose the hospital millions of dollars in Medicare and Medicaid fMore >>
  • Athena McNinch receives Congressional Award Gold Medal

    Athena McNinch receives Congressional Award Gold Medal

    Congratulations to recent University of Guam graduate, Athena McNinch who was recognized by the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate today. She was presented the Congressional Award Gold Medal. The Congressional Award is given to young Americans, recoMore >>
    Congratulations to recent University of Guam graduate, Athena McNinch who was recognized by the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate today. She was presented the Congressional Award Gold Medal. The Congressional Award is given to young Americans, recoMore >>
Powered by Frankly