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New Evidence Emerges in the Case of Missing Palauan Woman

New evidence has emerged in the case of missing Palauan woman by the name of Ochob Jaycee Soto Iyar who was last seen on September 18.

Initial investigation revealed that Iyar was last seen by Inis Remoket inside their vehicle in the morning hours of Sept. 18 between 3:00 am and 6:00 am, according to a report released by the Office of the President on Facebook today.

Ochob Jaycee Soto Iyar aka Bobch was reported missing on Oct 22. She was last seen on Sept. 17 (credit: Office of the President/Facebook)

New lead indicates Iyar was last seen on Sept. 18 (Credit: Office of the President/Facebook)

Public Safety Director and head of Belau Drug Enforcement Taskforce Ismael Aguon said the missing woman was last seen inside the vehicle around Bay Side Night Club and the Koror Solid Waste Management compound in M-dock area in Koror.

“Based on evidence and eye-witness confirmations, we confirm that at that area, and at that time was where and when Ochob was last located before she disappeared”, said Aguon.

The new information, according to Aguon, gives investigators “a substantiated starting point” to begin piecing together the case.

Since she was reported missing by family members on Oct. 22, investigators have worked tirelessly to pinpoint her location.

With no new leads at the time, on Nov. 30 President Remengesau directed the taskforce headed by Aguon to aid the police department in the search. A $5,000 reward was also offered to anyone with information that may led investigators to Iyar’s whereabouts.

No arrests have been made at this time and Remoket, according to Aguon, is cooperating with investigation.

Aguon further urged the public to contact the police department immediately with any information that may lead to her whereabouts despite how insignificant it maybe.

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 488-8477 (TIPS).

The public is urged to contact police with any information leading to her whereabouts. (credit: Office of the President/Facebook)

In this notice, the public is urged to contact the police department with any information leading to Iyar's whereabouts (Credit: Office of the President/Facebook)


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