What's the update on the case of late Attorney General of Yap
People have the right to know. Justice needs to be served.
Yes. Among the many important questions is, "Where did the gun come from?"
In Yap State, firearms are permitted for on-duty law enforcement officers ONLY.
Yap government warns of rumors in AG murder investigation
Aggressive questioning of several people about the killing of Yap acting Attorney General Rachelle Bergeron continues, the Yap government has said.
However, government officials in the state of Yap issued a warning for all not to spread rumors about the murder investigation.
A statement released from the government late Friday afternoon confirmed no arrests have been made in the case.
Investigators working diligently, methodically
"Gov. Henry S. Falan would like to assure the residents of Yap and the general public that the ongoing investigation into the murder of acting Attorney General Rachelle Bergeron remains in the intermediate phase, as reported earlier this week," said Constantine Yowbalaw, the director of youth and civic affairs for Yap. "Gov. Falan asks for your help in giving law enforcement officials and your fellow citizens your respect by not engaging in spreading rumors, assumptions and speculations."
He said the investigation team continues its work "diligently and methodically" to track down Bergeron's killer.
"We assure you that justice will be done," he said.
Investigators have not released the names of any of the people of interest they have identified.
Autopsy, memorial in the U.S.
Bergeron’s body was flown out of the island state after a memorial ceremony held in Yap this week.
On Wednesday, Bergeron's body, placed in a casket draped with the American flag, was flown through A.B Won International Airport before being put on a flight to Honolulu, Hawaii.
Yowbalaw said Bergeron’s autopsy will be conducted by one of the most qualified institutions in the U.S. He declined to say exactly where or when it would be performed.
On Oct. 14, Bergeron, a U.S. citizen, had gone running with her dog when gunfire erupted outside of her home in Yap. She died after being shot multiple times.
A memorial service will be held in the victim's home state of Wisconsin on Nov. 2.
UPDATE IN THE MURDER OF ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL RACHELLE BERGERON.
Update 10/28/19 - On behalf of all the people of Yap and their State Government, Governor Henry S. Falan would like to update the public that arrests have been made in the murder of Acting Attorney General Rachelle Bergeron.
The next stage in the investigation will be the court proceedings as the State moves toward the final stage of conviction. No names will be issued by the authorities at this time. We will keep the public informed at the appropriate time as the court case moves ahead.
The Governor expresses his solemn gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the joint investigating team of the Yap State Police Department, Office of the Attorney General and their external partners including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the FSM Department of Justice for their hard work and dedication during the past two weeks to bring this case to a close. Governor also would like to thank the community and citizens of Yap for their contributions, support, patience and prayers during this stressful time. May God Bless us all.
edited October 2019
So....more than one arrest. An organized conspiracy? Stay tuned.
This is not enough information
edited October 2019
Stay tuned. We will know much more as soon as charges are filed in a court of law.
Governor Henry S. Falan confirmed the arrests in a statement Monday, saying 'next stage in the investigation will be the court proceedings as the State moves toward the final stage of conviction'.
He added: 'No names will be issued by the authorities at this time. We will keep the public informed at the appropriate time as the court case moves ahead.'
Patience. Trust. All in good time. Thank you.