A young man was found dead by hanging in Ngerbau, Ngerchelong, early Monday morning, May 18, 2020.  He is the first suspected case of suicide this 2020 in Palau.

The 24-year old Johnson Skiwo was reported to have hanged himself from a tree in front of their house.  Investigation is ongoing but so far, none of his family members or colleagues can shed light on possible reasons for his demise.

Mr. Skiwo serves as one of the Ngarchelong State Rangers, having been on the job for less than a year.  Previous to his ranger post, he worked for Ngarchelong State Government.

He is reported to be married and have a young son. (By: L.N. Reklai)