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Autopsy report: Gonzales died of brain contusion, laceration

LARRY Gonzales, who was assaulted near Kagman High School last week, died of brain contusion and laceration due to blunt trauma.

Department of Public Safety acting spokesman PO2 Jason Tarkong said the autopsy on Gonzales’s remains concluded on Friday at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Health Center.

“[Forensic pathologist Dr. Aurelio] Espinola said the cause of [Gonzales’s] death was from a subdural hematoma.  This was caused by a brain contusion, laceration due to blunt trauma,” stated Tarkong in an e-mail.

Friends of Gonzales, 37, said they were informed that his remains may be repatriated this month.

His friends will be meeting at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration’s office at the Philippine Consulate General tomorrow.

They continue to receive donations for the deceased.

In an interview, Consul General Medardo Macaraig, he said the Philippine government is “closely monitoring the case,” and is in “close contact with  CNMI and federal authorities.”

Macaraig noted that the Attorney Generals’ Office is already handling the matter.

Prayers for Gonzales are being held at the Commonwealth Health Center’s chapel.

On the ninth day of his death, a rosary service will be held at Mt. Carmel Cathedral.

On Thursday, Gonzales died at about 4:45 p.m. He was on a coma for three days after his fatal mauling.

Also on Thursday, DPS arrested his assailant, Shane Jonathan Hocog, 22, on the charge of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and battery, and assault and battery.

Hocog is currently incarcerated at the Department of Corrections facility. The Superior Court imposed a $100,000 bail.
Investigation by police indicated that jealousy triggered the assault.

Gonzales and Hocog were former boyfriends of a 17-year-old student of Kagman High School who witnessed the incident.