The police have made several arrests in the investigation into the murder of the American prosecutor who was murdered outside her home on the island of Yap, this was confirmed on Monday.
Rachelle Bergeron, 33, originally from Wisconsin, was shot three times on October 14 on the small island in the Pacific after a run returned.
She is said to have told her husband, Simon Hammerling, that she feared for her life because of the dangerous nature of her work in child trafficking cases.
Governor Henry S. Falan confirmed the arrests Monday in a statement in which he said: "The next phase of the investigation will be the legal process if the state is on its way to the final phase of sentencing."
He added: & # 39; No names will be issued by the authorities at this time. We will keep the public informed at the right time as the trial continues. & # 39;
Her husband Simon said he had found her body outside of their house, along with one of their dogs, who might have tried to protect her.
Micronesia authorities said on Monday that they had arrested suspects in killing an American prosecutor Rachelle Bergeron who worked as acting attorney general of the Yap state
Yap Gov. Henry S. Falan announced the arrests on the state website. No names have been released. Rachelle Bergeron was shot dead on October 14 after returning home from a point. Her friends believe her murder was related to her work, which was also part of a human trafficking task force. Rachelle is pictured on her wedding day with husband Simon Hammerling
The murder has shocked the small island of Yap, where 11,000 people live
& # 39; She wanted to help justice and everyone, & # 39; said Rachelle & # 39; s mother, Tammy Bergeron said Inside Edition. & # 39; She had a nice balance between justice and doing good, but also compassion and love for other people. & # 39;
Rachelle & # 39; s husband Simon said: & # 39; When this whole thing went down, I screamed and I think everyone on the island could hear me cry. & # 39;
Rachelle spent her life fighting sex traffickers in the US and worked as a human rights lawyer in New York before moving to the small Micronesian island to continue her work there.
In 2014, she helped the PSA & # 39; Not So Super & # 39; that raised awareness about sex trade at the 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey.
& # 39; From [young] young [age] she always had the idea that she was at the F.B.I. wanted to be & # 39 ;, said her father Tom Bergeron.
Her sister Emily and brothers Nick and Ryan were seen with an empty box at the service, while her real body was transported to Dover, Delaware in the US for an autopsy
Yap has reported a problem with sex trafficking from underage girls to merchant crews anchoring in the ports.
She and her husband were planning to adopt a 12-year-old girl named Deesha that they found sleeping on their porch one morning. They wanted to bring her back to the US with them.
& # 39; She was like a mother to me, & # 39; Deesha said. & # 39; Really so much more. & # 39;
Earlier this month an emotional memorial took place on Yap where hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects.
Her sister Emily and brothers Nick and Ryan were seen at the service with an empty chest, while her real body was transported to Dover, Delaware in the US for an autopsy.
Friends believe her death was related to her work as acting attorney general of Yap State. Her duties included being part of a human trafficking task force and friends saying some criminals had resentment against her.
& # 39; She had a wonderful balance between justice and doing good, but also compassion and love for other people, & # 39; said Rachelle & # 39; s mother, Tammy Bergeron. Pictured above with Rachelle & # 39; s father Tom Bergeron and the 12-year-old girl Deesha she wanted to adopt
Rachelle Bergeron was killed in the Micronesia Pacific nation last week after returning home from a run with her dog. The police have & # 39; multiple & # 39; interested in her murder
Bergeron had & # 39; the most dangerous job in Yap & # 39; in the fight against sex traffickers and domestic abusers & # 39 ;, Amos Collins, a family friend, in an interview with ABC.
Friends said she had received so many threats in her job and that she was looking forward to returning to the US.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Hammerling defeated tears while he & # 39; impact & # 39; she had on the community.
& # 39; I heard gunshots, three shots, very loud. I have not seen anything of the shooter and such. I saw Rachelle and our dog dead … I just fell down on her a little and didn't really think of anything else, & he said.
The two were about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.
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