Autopsy of slain farmers now done


Guam chief medical examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola already did an autopsy on the two murdered Chinese farmers, whose bodies were dumped at the old airport runway in Koblerville last Nov. 2.

Department of Public Safety police information officer Travis Hurst confirmed yesterday that Espinola completed the autopsy at the Commonwealth Health Center’s morgue on Saturday.

Hurst said he has no information yet on the results of the autopsy.

DPS Commissioner James Deleon Guerrero told Saipan Tribune last night that he will be holding a press conference this afternoon, Tuesday, to provide the media with the autopsy results and other information.

Hai Ren Li, 51, and his brother-in-law, Cheng Yu Li, 47, were last seen in the afternoon of Oct. 31 when they left their respective houses in As Lito and San Antonio to work at their farm in As Gonno between 12pm and 2:30pm.

On Nov. 1, a group of Chinese community members found Hai Ren Li’s Toyota Tacoma that was abandoned under some trees a few steps from the side of Magisa Drive in As Gonno.

That same day, searchers recovered items that belonged to Hai Ren Li strewn in the grassy area of a big field located along Tun Kioshi Road.

The following day, Nov. 2, searchers found the victims’ bodies covered with mango leaves at the old airport runway in Koblerville.

The victims’ wives and four children arrived on Saipan from Fujian Province, China, on Saturday afternoon.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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