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Pacific Daily News
After searching for a day and asking for help from the public, the Guam Police Department apprehended a man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing in Tamuning, police said.
John Richard Bass III, 27, was wanted for questioning in the stabbing death of Virginia Rose Peredo Laguana, 39, according to Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao.
Sunday, police launched an investigation into the death of Laguana, who was found at Mai’Ana Airport Plaza on Route 10A with “multiple laceration injuries,” Tapao said.
She was taken to Guam Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
In addition, an injured 19-year-old woman was taken to Guam Regional Medical City for treatment and care, Tapao said.
On Sunday night, police announced they were looking for a person of interest in the case, Tapao said.
On Monday morning, police issued a flyer with Bass’s photo and a description. According to the flyer, Bass had been seen in the Yigo area near the Shell gas station.
He had previously worked at Guam Solid Waste Authority and Kathy Furniture, and he was known to frequent the Cherry Blossom Lane area of Mangilao and the Guam Solid Waste Authority area pavilion, the flyer stated.
He was also known to frequent the Dededo and Yigo areas.
Police described Bass as being armed and dangerous, and warned people to call police dispatchers rather than approach him.
Early Monday afternoon, Tapao said Bass had been apprehended.