ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Air Force paramedics could not revive a 20-year-old Air Force firefighter assigned to the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron after they were called to his dormitory room Wednesday.

Airman Joshua S. Robinson of Nashua, N.H., was pronounced dead at 9:29 a.m. after being found by a co-worker, said base spokesman Tech. Sgt. Dale Yates.

Yates said Thursday that medical authorities have yet to make an official determination of the cause of death. “No foul play is suspected,” he said.

An autopsy was to be performed Thursday at Guam Memorial Hospital by Guam’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Aurelio Espinola, Yates said, adding that he did not know when autopsy results would be available.

Robinson joined the Air Force in May 2002 and had been at Andersen since December.

Yates cited privacy concerns in saying names of Robinson’s family members could not yet be released. He said the airman lived alone in his room.

According to agreements between the Air Force and Guam’s government, Guam police were asked if they wanted jurisdiction but deferred to the Air Force, Yates said.

Investigators with the base’s Office of Special Investigations are examining the cause of Robinson’s death.

Yates said the base chaplain is discussing plans with Robinson’s family for a possible memorial service.

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