Mon. Nov 18th, 2019

Husband charged with murder,manslaughter over missing wife’s death

A man is facing charges for the second time for allegedly killing his wife after earlier charges filed against him for the same case were dismissed in January 2017.

Mr. Inis Remoket was charged with one count of murder in the second degree and two counts of manslaughter for allegedly causing the death of his wife Jaycee Iyar Ochob.

Ochob’s remains were found in September 2018 by a man fishing near Japan-Palau Friendship Bridge, nearly two years after she had gone missing.

A DNA Test conducted by the FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, USA confirmed the remains to be that of Ochob’s as the analysis revealed that the bones were 1.1 quintillion times more likely to belong to her.

According to the accompanying affidavits that were filed in court, Ochob’s recovered bones appeared to be tied to some rebar and concrete. A necklace similar to what she wore on the date of her disappearance was also found amongst the bones.

The first murder charges filed against Mr. Remoket pertaining to the case was in October 2016 but the court dismissed it without prejudice in January 2017 as it was found to have not “withstand the test of reasonable doubt.” This means that Remoket could be charged again if an evidence would surface that would implicate him of the crime.

In our earlier report, Ochob’s family had reported her missing a month after her sudden disappearance. This then prompted operatives to conduct an island-wide search that led to the arrest of Mr. Remoket.

With the revival of the case, Mr. Remoket is currently being held at the Koror Jail with $5,000 cash bail. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)