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Body found in Chalan Pago jungle prompts death investigation

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A quiet part of Chalan Pago saw a lot of police activity over the weekend, this after the body of a local man is found in the jungle line near his home.

Police conducting a death investigation. Residents living there, meantime, are left stunned, as they wait to find out more about their neighbor's death. He was known to many living here as John. His body police confirm was found lifeless on Saturday.

Investigators blocking off this part of Chalan Chirik in Chalan Pago with crime scene tape this past weekend. John Salas lives right next door, and told KUAM News, "I was kind of shock and not expecting anything like that. I've seen that guy. He's a cool guy, friendly. But I was shock to see something like that when I got home. My older brother is friends with him. The police interviewed him and he told us that was him and I was shocked when I heard that."

Salas says John lived in this wood and tin home with his family. He was often seen walking the neighborhood. Salas adding that John even helped them with some yard work.

Officers with GPD's criminal investigation division are handling the case. Investigators canvassed the area for clues and interviewed multiple residents living here.

Village mayor Jessy Gogue said, "When we hear of any death in the community it somewhat shocks us - especially in that area because in that particular area I knew of no one that had any major health issues."

Mayor Gogue says it's one of the quieter parts of his village.

For now, this community is left waiting for answers and hoping to find out soon what really happened to their family friend. "Now, you just have to be careful. You don't know what's going on," Salas said. "I have kids and now that that happened, its like kind of scared for them. It's unexpected and you just never know."

Still, no word if police are looking for any suspects linked to this case. Police say an autopsy will be performed to determine his cause and manner of death.

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