An airman based on the island of Guam was found dead at Andersen AFB on Tuesday morning- and given the stab wound found on the body, authorities are suspecting foul play.
The airman, reportedly of the 36th Wing, was found unresponsive in his quarters and pronounced dead at around 3 AM.
While an autopsy is pending, Chief Medical Examiner Aurelio Espinola confirmed that the airman had been stabbed and has scheduled an autopsy for Thursday.
According to Pacific News Center, 36th Wing Commander Brigadier General Douglas Cox sent his condolences to the family in light of the tragic loss.
“Losing a member of our team is the most difficult thing we face and today we have lost a member of our Air Force family,” he said. “Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go with the family.”
The airman has not been identified, pending notification to next-of-kin.
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