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Police lack details on death of Guam native, Athena Copeland

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Over the weekend, police responded in an email to a local family seeking answers after the death of mother, and sister Athena Mendiola Copeland.

As reported Copeland was found dead in her cell at Henderson Detention Center back in August, but her family on Guam was only informed a month after.

Officer Rod Pena, public information officer at Henderson Police Department, told the family Copeland’s death is, “still under investigation”.

He also said more time is needed since Copeland’s death is the second to occur to an inmate in custody at the Henderson Detention Center.

The family is still pleading with local leaders, who have yet to return their calls, to find out how their loved one died while in custody stateside.

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