Several suspects identified in hunt for Yap AG’s killer

Rachelle Bergeron, who was acting Attorney General of the State of Yap. Picture: RNZ

Authorities investigating the killing of the Attorney General of Yap state say they’ve identified several suspects.

Rachelle Bergeron was shot outside her home last week in what authorities believe was a targetted killing.

In a statement, the Yap state government said investigators, including members of the FBI who were sent to Yap, had completed the initial phase of their investigation.

It said several people of interest had been identified, and it thanked the community for its support.

Last week, Yap’s Governor Henry Falan said it was a “dark time” for Yap.

“As governor of the state of Yap, I promise to do everything in my power to have justice prevail and restore civility into our society. This crime is under investigation.”

An online crowdfunding campaign for Ms Bergeron’s funeral costs has raised more than $US30,000 so far.

Ms Bergeron first arrived in Yap from the US in 2015, taking up the position of assistant Attorney General before being promoted to acting Attorney General in January.

 

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