Two Americans indicted in gruesome Yonghe murder case

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/06
By: Lin Chang-shun and Ko Lin

Oren Shlomo Mayer (CNA file photo)

Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) Two American suspects have been indicted in the brutal murder earlier this year of a Canadian citizen in New Taipei, the city’s District Prosecutors Office said Thursday.

Oren Shlomo Mayer, 37, and Ewart Odane Bent, 30, are accused of killing Canadian Ramgahan Sanjay Ryan and dismembering the body, which was found on a riverbank under Zhongzheng Bridge in the city’s Yonghe District on Aug. 22.

Mayer fled Taiwan after the murder but was arrested at an apartment in Cainta in the Philippines on Sept. 5, following a tipoff by Taiwanese police, and he was sent back to Taiwan on Sept. 17.

Bent, meanwhile, was arrested by police in Taiwan Aug. 25.    [FULL  STORY]

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