This week, family of Ochob Jaycee Iyar Soto finally had full closure when the Bureau of Public Safety turned over remains and effects of Ochob Jaycee Sato to her mother. Ms. Iyar went missing in 2016 and her remains were found 2 years later.
“The case is done and all the processes have been completed and the final thing to do is return the remains and the effects back to the family,” stated BPS Director Ishmael Aguon.
The family received all the items that have been held for evidence by the Ministry of Justice. The mother signed and received all that were her daughter’s to bring home.
Ochob Jaycee Iyar Soto, a 36 year old mother of six went missing on September 18, 2016. Her remains were found two years later, in September 2018, attached to a rope tied to rebar at the bottom of the ocean near the Japan-Palau Friendship Bridge.
Her estranged husband Inis Remoket was charged with her murder. His initial court case was dismissed without prejudice due to insufficient evidence. After her remains were found, he was charged again and convicted of Murder in the Second Degree by the Palau Supreme Court on August 17, 2020 and sentenced to 25 years in prison.