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DPS: Elderly woman found in home died of natural causes

(DPS) — On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at about 6:26 p.m., the Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a possible unresponsive elderly individual inside a residence in Finasisu, Saipan. Officers were dispatched to the scene.

At the scene, officers met with the caller who stated that the elderly woman was not returning the individual’s phone calls, and not answering the door. When the individual opened the door, the individual noticed a strong odor throughout the home, and called 911.

Officers at the scene noticed the body of an elderly female who was in the advanced stages of decomposition. Dispatch summoned crime scene technicians and detectives to the scene. Further investigation revealed that the victim also had a history of medical illness.

The victim was then transported to the Commonwealth Health Center by Criminal Investigative Bureau operatives. The victim was seen by Dr. Edvalson M. Tanuja who pronounced the victim dead at 8:52 p.m., with the cause of death due to natural causes.

DPS encourages the public to call 911 anytime to report a crime or an emergency. Police officers are here to help you.