Authorities have identified “several” persons of interest in the fatal shooting of an American prosecutor on the tiny island state of Yap, officials announced Monday.
The first phase of the investigation into the Oct. 14 slaying of Rachelle Bergeron, the Pacific island’s acting attorney general, has been completed and “resulted in the identification of several persons of interest,” Governor Henry S. Falan said in a statement.
Authorities are now working toward “concluding the investigation with an arrest and, ultimately, a conviction,” Falan said.
It wasn’t immediately clear how many persons of interest had been identified, and if any had been interviewed by cops as of Monday. Local authorities didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Bergeron, 33, was gunned down in front of the home she shared with her husband as she returned from a jog on the remote island, which is part of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Her husband, Simon Haemmerling — whom she wed almost a year ago — was inside the home baking brownies and raced out at the sound of three gunshots, a friend of the couple has said.
A former New York human rights lawyer, Bergeron had “the most dangerous job in Yap,” battling sex traffickers and domestic abusers.
Friends said she had received so many threats that she was looking forward to returning to the US with Haemmerling.
Family and friends are planning a memorial service on Yap this week.
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