Police narrow down suspect list in Imari Galvez murder case
It has been 13 days since Imari Galvez was strangled to death out west. Police investigators seemed to have hit a snag in their leads, and is still hoping that the family will be forthcoming with the information they have. Police Commissioner Chester Williams says that it is their belief that the family knows more than they are letting on. He went on to say that they have narrowed down the list of suspects to one person. He added that this has been possible after they viewed multiple surveillance footage.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “It is extremely difficult. There are certain things that we need to ascertain and we believe that the family does have answers or more answers to the questions that we are hoping to be answered and so far I can say that the family are not as forthcoming as we’d want them to be and we believe that they’re withholding information that could assist the police in this matter. I can’t understand how the way how their home is situated I don’t understand how she would have left home and they don’t know. I don’t want to indict the family or to say anything that is going to cause more grief to them but certainly we believe that they are holding back information that could assist the police in that matter. We have narrowed down to one particular suspect I’m not going to say who that person is at this time but there is a person of great interest that we’re focusing on and we’re almost sure that he is the person responsible for her death but there are still certain things that we need to confirm and we’re hoping that we will be able to confirm those very shortly and we’ll see how we progress with that investigation.”
One of the questions that remains unanswered is how the family search team were able to locate the body of Imari. Commissioner Williams spoke on this factor, among others.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: ” I don’t want to prematurely judge anybody. I know in the past a body was found in that particular location but finding one body in the area does not create a trend. Nonetheless it could have been that they just used their good judgment or intuition and went to the location and they found the body. We have not had anything to indicate that the busito driver or any family member involved in the murder at this time no.”
Reporter: I wasn’t implicating that driver it just seems a high level of knowledge. Now you’re literally looking for a needle in a haystack but allow me to ask about the cause of death. What specifically are you all looking for in terms of the if she was manually strangled and is there anything that indicates to you all about who the killer may have been ?
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “It would not indicate anything to us in terms of pointing out who the killer may be. Anybody could strangle anybody once you’re placed in the position and have the upper hand but there is a particular reason why I’ve said that we have now narrowed down to a particular suspect that we’re focusing on.”
Reporter: Usually strangling requires yes anyone can but strangling requires more often depends on proximity between humans or intimacy. Was that existent in this case you all believe ?
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “At this time we cannot say.”
Galvez’ body was found through a feeder road, just off the Hummingbird Highway near mile 41.