Investigation into Gruesome Murder Hits Snag as Password-Protected iPhone Delays Progress
Police Commissioner Chester Williams has confirmed that investigators have hit a snag in the investigation into the gruesome murder of Imari Galvez. Galvez’ body was found just off the Hummingbird Highway on May 16. While the Police Commissioner has confirmed that Woodrow West has been cleared as a suspect, he still believes that the victim’s family is still concealing information from the police. The most recent finding is that not even the US authorities can assist in cracking the password on an IPhone 13 device.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “We had also done that in respect to that investigation going through the courts and getting the phone records from BTL but you would know that in today’s day and age many young people don’t communicate using straight texts or straight calls. They would normally use these different apps and BTL do not store information for the different apps. The investigation is not an easy one. I’m sure they are aware that it’s difficult because the circumstances in which she went from home is not one where there were witnesses around who could have said who she went with. And again, getting witnesses to be able to come forward who may have seen her with the person who we believe is the suspect is not forthcoming. So again, we still would like to appeal to the family if they know anything that they believe will be able to help us to come closer to the person of interest then would appreciate that assistant from them. We do believe that they do and I don’t want to go into too much details but what we are getting that they may be able to access the police more than they have. We did check two vehicles belonging to two different suspects and the main suspect that we are focusing on, what appeared to be blood stains was found inside this vehicle. Samples have been taken and that will be sent to the DNA lab for testing. Certainly Woodrow West and they young lady have had a rocky relationship and that drew some attention when she passed away but from our investigation it does not seem that he is the person who committed the crime.”
19-year-old, Imari Galvez was strangled at some point between leaving her home on May 14, and being found on May 16.