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.


Recommended for you