Rachelle Bergeron Bio – Rachelle Bergeron Wiki
Rachelle Bergeron was the serving acting attorney general of Yap. She was killed in a drive-by shooting on the night of Monday, October 14, 2019.
Her death was confirmed in a statement from Yap State Governor Henry S. Falan. Governor Falan said that Bergeron had been shot as she returned home from a jog. Bergeron had been serving as the acting attorney general of Yap at the time of her death.
The governor said that the crime is still under investigation and that no arrests had been made. The FBI had also joined the investigation into her death.
The state’s government said in a statement, “The State of Yap, with the assistance of the FSM Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, are coordinating efforts to complete a thorough investigation. We will disseminate information as it becomes publicly available.”
In February 2016, she was featured in a Pacific Daily News article about the poor conditions that migrants to Yap were being forced to live in. She is listed as one of the lawyers who offer free legal assistance to U.S. citizens in Micronesia.
According to a Facebook post from the Yap State Government, she was first appointed to the role of the attorney general in August 2015 and was sworn into the role on August 21, 2015.
On her LinkedIn page, she had previously practiced law in India, New York City and Washington D.C. between September 2013 and March 2014, where she was an attorney for Sanctuary for Families, an anti-human trafficking charity. Prior to that, she worked in India for the International Justice Mission. Before that, she had worked as an associate for Zurich Financial Services.
She was a licensed rape crisis counselor in New York State. In the year 2010, she graduated from the University of Florida’s – Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
Rachelle Bergeron Age
She was a native of Wisconsin and was 33 years old at the time of her death on Monday, October 14, 2019. She was born in 1986 and died on October 14, 2019.
Rachelle Bergeron Husband
Until the time of her death on Monday, October 14, 2019, she was married to her husband Simon Hammerling. Her husband had been inside the couple’s home baking brownies when his wife was shot dead. The couple’s dog was also shot dead during the attack.
She had been shot in the upper chest and upper leg. He husband and a local nurse rushed her to a local hospital.
Her husband a native of Germany, works as a pilot for Pacific Mission Aviation, a Christian missionary group for more than 10 years. The couple married in 2018 and had recently renewed their vows, just prior to their one-year wedding anniversary. The Associated Press reports that together with her husband Hammerling they were planning to start a family shortly and were also planning to leave Yap.
Hammerling also works in providing music at the Pacific Mission’s churches and works in the prison ministry.
Rachelle Bergeron Children
The Associated Press reports that together with her husband Hammerling they were planning to start a family shortly and were also planning to leave Yap.
They had been helping to care for two girls on the island who are locals, Deesha who is 12, and Heydee aged 6 years.
Rachelle Bergeron Family
She grew up as the oldest of four in Waukesha. Her father, Thomas Bergeron of Germantown, said he received a text from his daughter’s husband, Simon Hammerling, saying that Rachelle had been shot and to pray for her on the morning of Oct. 14, which was around 7 p.m. in Yap, an island group in Micronesia.
Rachelle Bergeron Death
Yap Memorial State Hospital medical chief of staff Bodunrin Mandela told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that she was dead on arrival.
Mandela said, “It was too late already.” Mandela added, “There were exit wounds, a lot in her back. In total, there were 21 bullet holes… maybe there was a shotgun.”
Rachelle Bergeron Cause of Death
The American lawyer was shot and killed on Monday night of October 14, 2019, as she returned home from a run with her dog in the Pacific nation of Micronesia.
Her death was confirmed in a statement from Yap State Governor Henry S. Falan. Governor Falan said that Bergeron had been shot as she returned home from a jog.
She had been serving as the acting attorney general of Yap at the time of her death.
Rachelle Bergeron GoFundMe
A GoFundMe page has been set up by her friends in order to help cover the cost of repatriating her remains to the United States and for her funeral. The goal of the page is $20,000.
Joe Adams, who set up the page, wrote in the description, “We grieve with Simon in his terrible loss and pray that he will have strength through the loss of his best friend and the person that had brought him so much joy and true happiness.”
The page goes on to mention Hammerling’s faith in God and says, “We have all benefitted from his good advice, his prayers and his care for us. Now it is time for us to return some of what he has given in a small way.” At the time of writing, the page has raised close to $7,000.
Rachelle Bergeron Net Worth
Rachelle Bergeron‘s net worth is unknown.