This Aug. 2015, photo posted on Facebook shows Rachelle Bergeron sitting a desk after taking on her new role as assistant attorney general of Yap State, on the Federated States of Micronesia. Bergeron was shot and killed outside her home on Yap on Oct. 14, 2019. (Yap State Government via AP)

Koror- More than one person has been arrested over the murder of American lawyer Rachelle Bergeron in Yap State, the state government announced yesterday in a statement.

“Arrests have been made in the murder of acting Attorney-General Rachelle Bergeron,” Yap Governor Henry Falan said.

Falan, however, did not say how many were arrested and the statement also did not divulge the names of the persons detained.

“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.”

Bergeron, acting attorney general in Yap and was gunned down in front of her house after her daily jog with her dog two weeks ago.

The Yap government also on Friday denied earlier reports that two firefighters were allegedly arrested over the murder.

The Yap government also did not reveal any motives for the killing, but Bergeron has been working on human trafficking cases in the United States and India before she moved to Yap in 2015.

The normally peaceful island was shocked by the incident after being shot while walking her dog two weeks ago.

The Yap Police has been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on the investigation of the case.

Last week, the body of Bergeron was flown it to the US for an autopsy. (Bernadette H. Carreon)