West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Police have identified a suspect in the death of the 19-year-old Australian tourist Liam Davies, who was allegedly poisoned with methanol-tainted alcoholic drinks in Gili Trawangan, an official has said.
NTB Police director for general crime directorate Sr. Comr. Reinhard Silitonga said on Wednesday that the police had obtained the identity of the person allegedly involved in the death of the Australian citizen and would soon declare a suspect in the case.
“After interrogating several witnesses and examining material evidence, we have identified a potential suspect. We have informed the victim’s family and lawyers. We also have sent a letter to the Australian Federal Police, informing them of the progress of the investigation,” Reinhard told journalists.
Reinhard was speaking after meeting with Davies’ father, Timothy Davies, 45, in Mataram on Wednesday.
Accompanied by two members of his legal team from Indonesia, Davies senior asked about the progress of the police investigation into the death of his son. The meeting was led by the NTB governor’s assistant for economic development, Abdul Harris, and also attended by several NTB police officials, the province’s head of tourism and culture department and several tourism entrepreneurs in the province.
Reinhard stressed that police would declare a suspect in the case shortly, but refused to give a name.
The Davies family lawyer, Lalu Wira, said Davies senior had arrived in Mataram to establish the latest developments in the investigation. “They have a right to be kept updated on the progress of the case. As their lawyer I will continue to ensure that even though the victim was an Australian citizen, law enforcers will uphold justice,” he said.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Davies senior said he felt relieved that the police were investigating the death of his son.
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Source: The Jakarta Post | Author: Panca Nugraha