BREAKING NEWS: Body found in Marpi

Search teams just found today, Tuesday morning, a body in Marpi, Saipan.

Sources said the body was found at the bottom of the Marpi cliffline near the radar building.

The police have yet to officially confirm if the body found is that of missing Joan Taitano but it is believed to be that of Taitano’s, whose car was earlier found abandoned in the area.

More details to follow.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at

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