10/21/19 UPDATE - On behalf of the Yap State Government Leadership, Governor Henry S. Falan would like to thank the investigating team which consist of Local Authorities and external partners for their hard work, seamless collaboration, and unrelenting 24/7 teamwork spent focusing on the investigation into the murder of Acting Attorney General Rachelle Bergeron over the last week.
We can now report that they have completed the initial phase of the investigation and have progressed to an intermediate phase that has resulted in the identification of several persons of interest. As they work in a coordinated and orderly manner toward the next phase of concluding the investigation with an arrest and, ultimately, a conviction, we would like to thank the community and citizens of Yap for your contributions to the investigation, cooperation with the authorities and your prayers.
We will issue the next statement when there is more news to report. In the meantime, thank you for your support and patience as the investigation team diligently continues its work.
10/25/19 UPDATE - On behalf of the State of Yap, Governor 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.
Persons-of-interest have been identified but no arrests have been made to date. Governor 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.
We will issue the next statement and keep you informed when there is more news to report. Until then, thank you for your support, patience and prayers as the investigation team continues its work diligently and methodically. We assure you that justice will be done.
10/28/19 UPDATE - 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.
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